Yep, it's me
I was on my way home from Knox Cinemas at 12:30AM when the clutch pedal hit the floor slowing down in 4th. I knew what it was straight away and switched the car off. We pushed it up to a Safeway Servo and inspected it further and it was what I had suspected. The clevis which connects the clutch pedal to the cable had broken and the cable had slipped out.
Anyway, not wanting to call for help so late, and also not wanting to leave the car there I decided to ram it in to 1st and drive it home like that. Worked a charm till we ran out of gas.......then petrol....lol. We were at a round about about 100 metres from home when the petrol ran out. None of us could be stuffed jumping out in -10 degree (the temperature ur nuts freeza at) so we let it roll home at like .00005km an hour
Well anyway, went to a couple of shops and finally found the part at Grant Walker's in Baysy. Paid $2.20 for it and fitted it in all of 10 minutes (I think my 30 years experience kicked in...or it was a fluke because nothing ever goes right for me!). I didn't even need any tools, all you need is a torch.
I also discovered the cable had bitten through the adjustment thread and was probably starting to hack at the firewall again. That's another story though..
The moral of the story is that if you haven't ever replaced one in your car go out and buy a spare! It could leave you stranded far away from home and you'd have to pay heaps for towing, as you wont be able to drive at all or if you can, you wont go far.
Thought I'd share that :-)