Thanks to everyone who chimed in on my clutch thread(s). You guys and girl are awesome. A special thanks to Bullitt for suggesting I measure the separator plate thickness. That was totally the problem. The old plates measured 2.3 and the new ones in the kit measured 2.0 even though EBC claims that their kit (and I'm quoting here) "rebuilds clutch to exact and correct stack height" I called BS on that one and so far they have not returned any of my emails at EBC and do not provide a contact phone number on their web site. So I put the old separator plates back in after checking for warpage and scoring. Also I checked the friction plate thickness just out of curiosity and they both measured 2.0 :headscratch anyways, with the old separator plates, new friction plates, new stiffer springs, rebuilt master and slave cylinders she's back on the road and the clutch feels great. Thanks again everyone.