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Cork clutches are very sweet, and will tolerate a lot of oil without slipping, but will not tolerate any abuse, ie. excessive slipping of the clutch, and once the surface of the cork gets burnt/charred they are useless. The Ferodo type circular inserts contain copper wire inclusions which reinforce them and conduct away heat. They will tolerate a lot of abuse and will not burn. They just quietly wear away ! If the Saftek friction plates are too thick you can still use them…
Just omit one friction plate and one plain plate, and then try assembling it. Typically when a clutch is assembled the outer raised lip of the pressure plate should be somewhere close to being level with the outer edge of the clutch housing/basket.