Hey AJC thanks for the reply, I got it all mounted as you described but with the pedal all the way back It wouldn't lock out on the bracket! Felt like I was going bust something. So I removed the bolt to let the pedal sit a bit freely and I got the spring in managed to get the bolt through what a mare that was only to discover that it had not located in the recess at the bulkhead and the recess cup had moved up and to the left. So currently back in bits till sat so I will have another go at it. It seems easy enough just going to take my time as it took over four hours for me the first time. The white clip never locked out on the second attempt does this mean the spring wasn't located properly cheers in advance and how will I know if the white clip is upside down? Cheers j
The white clip is symmetrical so will fit either way. However, if you have filed the clip down in order for it to fit then you may need to insert if the correct way round.
From memory I did force the pedal across with reasonable effort to engage behind the lip of the bracket but no longer have the car to check this. Provided the white clip is loose but the pedal attached by the 13mm bolt then you can force the pedal with reasonable force without fear of damage as the master cylinder rod will not be under pressure. Again from memory the brake pedal appears to have a similar lip on the bracket which I guess is used in the same fashion when working on the brake pedal.
Perhaps try positioning the pedal against this lip of the bracket before attaching the bolt or aligning the white clip (master cylinder rod) so that you can see the position required? I can only comment on how my pedal responded and as said, it was quite possible to hold the pedal in an unnaturally high position in order to easily refit the spring.