Re: I had a breakdown today...
...those clutch pucks look btr than mine, and mine works fine...
to me, your pressure plate looks wonky... in addition to the flower nut retainer screw hole you circled in the pic.
A couple of the 3 holes for the steel rods look elongated from wear, and I'd suspect there may be a lot of wear on the steel rods, themselves. How do they look???
and I don't know if it distortion from the photography, or ???, but that pressure plate looks egg shaped to me... and the wear pattern doesn't seem to be quite right.
Is it me? or might there be a problem with it???
If the pressure plate was hanging on the steel rods and not sliding properly, that could be the cause of your problem...