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Offline runmark

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douglas 1913 model P stoping and starting
« on: 07 Oct 2014 at 23:31 »
Hello all,  I am in the process of buying a model P which is two speed without a clutch.  My question is what is the procedure when stopping at say a stop sign and then resuming on your way.  I would assume you slip the transmission into neutral when stopped and then slip it into low to take off.  Any info would be appreciated.  Mark

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Re: douglas 1913 model P stoping and starting
« Reply #1 on: 08 Oct 2014 at 00:29 »
Mark,

You can shift from low to high while underway, and with practice from high low. But you cannot shift into gear from a standstill with the engine running. When you come to a halt, you stop the engine. Usually by leaving it in gear and lifting the exhaust valve lifter or just shutting the throttle and letting the engine die. If the transmission is not already in low, you shift it into low. You arrange the throttle and air lever where experience tells you the engine will start, lift the exhaust valve lifter and paddle off. At a walking pace you can release the exhaust valve lifter, at which point the engine will (hopefully) start).

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Re: douglas 1913 model P stoping and starting
« Reply #2 on: 08 Oct 2014 at 01:51 »
Doug, Thanks for the quick reply.  Mark

 

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