I followed up with Liverpool Exhaust about getting cats re-cored but no news on how much or when they can be done it seems. Hopefully, I’ll find out on Monday whether these can be done.
Unfortunately, I received news that the clutch release bearing is worn out. Even worse, it turns out that a replacement may prove hard to source.
Here’s what a clutch release bearing does:
Image from Ricambi
The original part number appears to be 168594 but has now been superseded with an upgraded version which is CRB355MS.
Image from Hills Engineering
Unfortunately, it appears that neither the upgraded version or an original replacement is easily sourced. That means I’ll have to wait and see how long it takes to get either in.