Paul, thanks for the info..some answers:
1. The rpms are going up and the car isn't going anywhere, gradually it speeds up (as the clutch is engaging ? ). When i say like an auto, I mean I'll keep it at 3-4k rpms and the speed eventually goes up.
as for being cold. Yeah, i let the car idle for a while before I took it out last night. When I say 'cold" I mean "not driven". Engine temp is warm, the heat from the car is hot, so the car is warmed up, but the clutch isn't
I find it odd that the clutch doesn't smell...just weird.
Anyone think the flywheel has anything to do with it? It is the only non stock thing (in terms of drive train) on the car?