I was driving my golf and the clutch pedal was creaking a bit but working ok, suddenly i pushed the pedal down it clicked and went to the floor i got recovered and the mechanic showed me the cable coming through the bulkhead splitting the metal around it. I repaired the metalwork but went to reatach the cable but the clutch cable doesnt pull enough to work and wants to pull the cable through the bulkhead again,any ideas why this would do that
It's a common problem on the Mk1 that the clutch cable pulls through the bulkhead and the repair plate is usually all that is required, however you may find that this no longer gives you enough travel on the cable.
Undo the two interlocking nuts on the gearbox end of the cable and remove them completely. Thread the table through the fork split in the release arm and reassemble tightening only until the cable is tight against the arm.
Try the clutch pedal and see where the bite point is. You can adjust these two nuts to move the bite point around under your left foot.
If it seems that the cable is trying to split the bulkhead again, it may be that you've fitted an inferior quality strengthening plate. The ones I've fitted have been the stick on types that attach over the original bulkhead metalwork.