After getting home from an adv meet last Summer I hosed it off after cooling a few hours and of course it wouldn't start. Fast forward to last week when as I'm cleaning out the garage, remorse sets in. So I trace the wires, clean with contact spray and apply liberal amounts of GM silicone where it looks like it might help, and lo and behold the thing fired right up! So as I'm going through pre-flight I notice that the clutch is so bad I can't get it to roll forward in gear while engaged. After getting out the wrenches and adjusting it to have only the few mm free play at the lever specified it did not improve any and there was zero slack on the adjusting arm into the case. I'm figuring one too many beating sessions trying to compensate for too tall gears so my clutch has gone absent at 5k. I assume I should just pony up and get a Barnett, but I might go EBC as well depending on price. I'm sure that either choice will be superior to OE in this particular case. I'd drop a tooth but 70 is already using about half a quart of oil every 200 miles ( normal for xrl's) with the poor thing wailing away as is. So my question would be: Could sitting since last July have caused it at all? This IS a dry sump motor so where the oil might be located at any time is debatable when cold. Still it acts like the springs are sacked not slipping plates and I never smoked it that I know of. Maybe should just pull the thing and measure the springs, plates and steels and figure it out.