I had the FRPP HD clutch kit they used to call the King Cobra HD clutch kit.
As the Teflon lining wears out in the clutch cable, it gets worse and worse, too. When they break, you get to drive home in 2nd gear. Taking off from stop signs and red lights is real interesting with no clutch cable. Ask me how I know.
That said, I'd kept the old 97 GT for a project like that, but I don't have a garage (live in a 1,700 sq ft condo). So the weather would just beat on it until it looked ghetto. You just can't leave a car sitting out in TN and not drive it much because the humidity and all is tough on them.