lol I lost them so Im not real sure. but I think you are supose to leave the pressure plate on.
I have my cover off and went out and tested it the pressure plate moves and looks like it will release pressure but the complete sling shot unit does not move one bit.... by the why its looks it kind of looks like thats how its supose to work but not 100% sure
Either your clutch isn't seated right, you have VERY thick fibers and steels, or..you need to either put washers under the spacers or have longer spacers made. Here's a pic of mine....and I already know it works.
First pic is with the back plate pushed up against the outer, with about .085 gap. Second, you can see the plate pushed against the pressure plate....it moves like butter by hand. You don't have any clearance, that's the problem.