So what do you do when you rubber Z bar bushing falls apart and you want to go to a car show? Improvise! So Im driving the Aquamist car and the pedal is grabbing right off the floor which is unusual. A quick check under the hood reveals that the Z bar bushing is destroyed. The upper clutch rod is essentially pushing against the shell of the old bushing. And I have no new bushings in stock. Crazy talk right? So what to do? Turns out a piece of scrap 5/8" heater hose is a perfect fit! I cut the piece of hose about the width of the bushing shell and stuffed it in. Then I tapped the inner metal tube of the old bushing into the hose. Perfect fit. Slammed the Z bar back in the car and the pedal is back! Im half thinking to just leave it the way it is it worked so well! And it literally cost nothing. Winning!!