Thanks for the hints and help everyone. The clutch I have is a good quality stock. My mate fitted it to my car, he is a reputable local mechanic that I trust (he recommended the one I have now), the clutch before changing as I said was the original, and I still had the same problem, but worse. Last time the cable was lubricated it made no difference. Im not sure what is happening, but I can definitely tell you that it gets very hard in wet weather. I look forward to any ideas you can give me, I will get my mate to check what you have said so far.