Guess I should have looked more, oops. I just assumed the MEV was like the Super 7, front engine rear drive. Didn't realize the MEV was rear engine. Now I want one, LOL.
So being that's the case. Ya, replace the clutch.
From what I've read/heard the Southbend products are pretty reliable.
I'd go for a kit with a heavier pressure plate and good non-ceramic friction disc --> http://www.dxdracingclutches.com/html/focus.html