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Ok guys, don't dump on me for this post

My DD is a manual transmission, been driving manual transmission for over 40 years.

On my weekend drive I have to drive thru some traffic on some hilly roads before I get to the open road.

Always feel uncomfortable with hill climb of my 84 Carrera, mainly me thinks of the arrangement of the pedals on these cars compared to a modern cars.

I am thinking what if I added a cable 'choke' just to keep the revs up so I don't have to bother with over reving the not so spontaneous air cooled ?

Any ideas (don't need a lesson on how to drive a stick)

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Hold the hand brake on, and drive off normally as if you are on the flat. Once the car is well and truly moving forward release the handbrake.

The tip comes from Bill who lives in the world's steepest city.

Moy blay (spelling?), Bill.
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You need an extension to your gas pedal so you can modulate the rpm while having the heal on the brake pedal.
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I believe people have added the earlier hand throttle to later cars if that is what you are truly looking to do. I’ve used the handbrake suggestion successfully backing out of steep driveways.
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Hold the hand brake on, and drive off normally as if you are on the flat. Once the car is well and truly moving forward release the handbrake.

The tip comes from Bill who lives in the world's steepest city.

Moy blay (spelling?), Bill.
Exactly so.... that's why the handbrake is within easy reach. Use that all the time in hilly NW Pennsylvania.
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Being from the flat lands I never gave this a thought. Nest time I drive thru the mts I'll keep this in mind.
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Yeah... never saw the mechanism, but someone said some of the VW Beetles had a hold brake mechanism for hills that would allow you to remove your foot from the brake pedal on a hill to keep you from drifting backwards. Not really necessary with the handbrake performing the same function and being in easy reach IMO. Just have to coordinate the release of the handbrake with the actuation of the clutch.
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Hold the hand brake on, and drive off normally as if you are on the flat. Once the car is well and truly moving forward release the handbrake.

The tip comes from Bill who lives in the world's steepest city.

Moy blay (spelling?), Bill.
This....done it this way in dozens of vehicles including 911's, it was basic manual transmission training when I got my license 45 years ago.

Practice the coordination on a flat piece of road...once you have it down, inclined surfaces do not present any problem.

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Or, go like hell from a standstill...
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You need an extension to your gas pedal so you can modulate the rpm while having the heal on the brake pedal.
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Or adjust the brake pedal down slightly and the gas pedal up. Should not need an extension if one setup pedals to their liking.
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Easiest way is to use the handbrake.
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Haven't really had a problem with this in my Carrera... the 3.2 with motronic is torquey enough at low rpms in 1st gear that i never really needed to rev the engine excessively, unless it was a very steep hill.
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The only trouble I've had in 50 years of driving dozens of clutch cars is when the clutches are pedal high, adjusted incorrectly or worn. A low clutch never gives me problems.
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The only trouble I've had in 50 years of driving dozens of clutch cars is when the clutches are pedal high, adjusted incorrectly or worn. A low clutch never gives me problems.
My clutch is new and relatively high. Release point @ 3/4 way I would say
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Like others said, I’d adjust the pedals.

This reminds me of when I was a valet at a nice hotel in Austin in the 80’s. I loved when I got to park 911’s but I also dreaded the clutch since it was by far the most difficult of any manual cars I parked. I used the handbrake
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914Rubber has a choke kit that would work for you. It designed to keep the revs up when your warming up the car.
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EBrake is how I learned on my 56 bug. Standard rule #1 on driving a stick from a full stop on a hill.
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My clutch is new and relatively high. Release point @ 3/4 way I would say
Mine is 3/4 high as well, which I prefer ... makes for quick double-clutching.

and while the hand brake makes great sense, I tend to just just give it gas and go ...

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Arrangement of pedals is just like my DD manual.

What modern cars are you talking about ?
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The Porsche has its pedals off the floor board my DD has suspended pedals like every other modern car

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