After being thoroughly befuddled and confused about the number of friction plates that are required (Barnett gives you an extra one in case you want to replace the one in the clutch boss, I guess), I've now got the basket filled with plates, the pull rod and pressure plate installed and I'm about to put it all back together. So, here's my question: How do you get the pull rod to engage with the pull lever shaft?
I've yet to even make an attempt to fit the clutch cover back on. The pull rod just seems to kinda hang in the hole of the pressure plate by the gentle force of how viscous the oil is and even a slight bump pops it off the back of the pressure plate and it then falls out of center with the hole.
Maybe it will just all fall into place, but that's not been my experience wrenching. So I figured I'd post the question and see if there's a simple answer. These pictures show how I think it should be to reinstall and then how I expect it will end up if only slightly touched by anything at all.
Anyone who might offer up a tip on this is more than welcome to do so.