> makes the truck clutch as soft as a honda.
Ummm.... I dunno nothing about the South Bend clutch, but I own a Honda, and I _dislike_ the clutch.
Although I learned to drive on a 1966 mushamatic, I've shifted 1953 GMC, 1961 Willys, 1991 Miata, 1973 Ford box-truck, 1972 BSA, 1991 Chevy 2500HD no-problem.
My brand-new 2002 Honda Acord, I had trouble at first, but I figured I was out of practice (had a 1979 T-Bird too long) and maybe it had to break-in. Stall. Jerk. Grab. Slip. Stall. Can't feather the darn thing. Plus the hi-strung engine has no bottom.
A month later my brother came by with his 1941 Plymouth. I start to feather that clutch and I notice the bushes moving... that's how a (non-race) clutch _should_ work. Ya shouldn't have to fight it. (And everyday engines should grunt down to 600RPM.)
10 years and 120,000 miles later, the Honda is still exactly the same.
It may be a factory-bad. A friend with an older manual Accord got in and stalled it. A mechanic commented on it. So maybe most Honda cluches are fine.