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1965 Clutch pedal sticks to the floor. Please help I'm desperate!!

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My 1965 Mustang coupe, with a 289 V8 engine, is having some issues. The other day while driving, my clutch pedal started sticking to the floor. I immediatly checked the internal system(which i had to work on last year) to see if something was physically blocking the pedal. No such luck. So I used some WD-40 on the moving parts, in case something had gotten stuck. Once again, no change. So from what I've researched it could be the transmission fluid, or my cluch could be bad. Please help me, driving it is not safe at the moment.
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Sorry for the lack of info, but thank you for the responses. To Tony 64 what i meant by internals was the Z bar, and I already have new bushings on, which worked really great until now, but i dont think this is the bushings fault. And to Print Dad, I have checked and the spring is still in place and functional, also no fun to replace while working on the pedal systems and the z bar. I had read something about limiting the free play space on the clutch system(Ie the thing coming through the actual firewall) by moving the connecting bar further from the firewall? I'll try to find a picture to show what i mean. And yes the car DOES move, if i drive VERY carefuly and only feather the clutch in, without pressing it all the way, it will reingage and drive. This problem started out little, the pedal would stick a little and return slowly, then a few hours later if i push it all the way in, i have to pull it back out with my foot, causing it to drop into gear, shaking the car.. Hopefully this helps! thank you!
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Umm ok?

Ok so while i was unhooking part #7521 from the Z bar, nothing seemed off.. After having it unhooked, the pedal didnt pull itself to the floor right away. After I pumped it a few times, it pulled itself to the floor. No idea why. But now it works fine, no catches, tightness or anything.. The whole time the bushings worked fine and smoothly, which is nice because I already replaced those with the upgraded ones... Thank you for your help!! :worship
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