I seem to be overly gentle on automotive clutches...as I've never managed to fry one in all my years of driving, so I'm not quite sure what a wasted one is supposed to "feel" like!! I've driven a few vehicles that had clutches that would slip under load, usually from oil contamination from a rear main leak, but never one that was just plain pooped! Went to look at and test drive a really nice looking, clean 62 unibody Ford pickup today and the clutch pedal had to travel all the way up from the floor before it did anything at all! It would release all at once in the last inch or so of travel, and chattered a bit as it did! On the plus side, you only had to barely tap the clutch pedal to shift gears, but taking off from a standing start was really difficult. That means this truck needs a clutch REALLY bad, right??? (I really LOVE that body style...a unibody shortbed...but it was honestly the worst vehicle I've ever driven from a driver's standpoint...aside from the clutch issue, the seating position was horrible and the manual steering required Hulk Muscles to operate! The new brakes stopped nicely, though!) Trying to decide if I want to float the guy an offer on this thing, or just pass it up for something else. I have a notion that a 327 Chevy with a turbo 350 trans would solve it's drivetrain woes...but there's still that steering and seat to deal with! Any advice is appreciated...but the clutch is my primary concern...I don't think I'd be willing to replace it if it does turn out to be bad...but I had hoped to be able to drive the thing for a little bit before diving right into an engine swap!!