mike has given you a good answer to your post.
The clutch release bearing does not engade the fingers on the clutch diaphram until the pedal has traveled some inch or so. if it does, the bearing will be spinning all the time and the feel in the pedal will not feel right.
As he has suggested, you may want to crawl under the car, trip the return spring and then feel for the inch or so slack to assure that the release bearing has some play before it contacts the fingers of the diaphram.
i hope it all works out so that you are pleased with the clutch feel and operation. Please let us know how it works out.
BTW: All us 41ers really feel bad when one of our cars comes down with even a slight fever. (A full bout of sickness is seldom heard of unless the beautiful 41 has been in the hands of an unappreciative owner.) We will sit with you by the sick bed until the car has fully recovered. Will too!
BTW2. If your 41 has a fulton on it, please do not mention in any further correspondence. It may have a cooling effect on your fellow 41ers enthusasiam for helping you. Just kidding. It won't.