6. Considerable damage is evident on the other side of the pedal assembly. The clutch and brake-pedal cross-shaft has worked its way through a nylon sleeve and the support bushing. As a result, the cross-shaft was operating against the bracket itself, further wearing away with each cycle of operation. Before long there would've been complete failure of the linkage, resulting in no clutch operation. Looking at these parts after nearly four decades of wear, it's easy to understand why the pedals were misaligned and the pedal-effort level was so high.