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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Sluggish start from a stop

My 1963 180C with three speed transmission is very hard to get rolling from a standstill. It requires lots of gas pedal and slow clutch engagement to move ahead in first gear. Shifting through second and third is fine - getting the vehicle moving from a stop that is hardest.
Any ideas or tips?
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Do you mean it stalls out when taking off in first if you do opposite of above mentioned?

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Yes, it will stall or almost stall unless lots of fuel is applied along with careful clutch work to get started from a stop.
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