Ok cool i will check the bearings next. i have the clutch taken apart right now. maybe that is what it is. i just read on making it to where you clutch grabs at higher rpm. basically lighting the clutch shoes. have you ever tried that? it also said that heavier clutch shoes engage earlier.
the weight of the shoes will change when they engage (heavier sooner, lighter at higher rpms) but the type of spring can have the same effect. A stronger spring will mean the clutch grabs at higher rpms.
Im wondering if the spring came out of place. that would let the shoes touch the bell even at idle. and if the spring was out of place it may have been scraping against stuff.
There may also be washers which set the distance between the shoes and the clutch bell.