HA! That's one I've not thought of for a while. I solved that on the first clutch change I did to the car. The flywheel was the issue. The opening for the pilot bearing was WAY too big. When I cracked the original clutch free, the pilot bearing fell onto my chest. So I swapped the flywheel for Sharka's original 97 one and installed a fresh value line clutch.Also, has the new clutch solved your bucking issue?
That was back in like 2003 right when we got the little guy. Good times.
Bucky's on his 3rd clutch.