Try starting it in neutral with your foot off the clutch.
On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Stephen Swain wrote:
> I have had some difficulty getting my 1980 B started after it has
> been sitting for a couple of days. It turns over very slowly at
> first then on successive attempts turns over faster until finally
> after maybe five or six attempts starts up fine. It also starts fine
> after being driven then turned off for several hours.
> The first time this happened I suspected a bad battery ground and
> retightened the battery ground cable at both ends. Result - same
> Any other suggestions? I am new to the LBC ranks (at least as an OF,
> I had a 1965 way back when!).
> TIA for any suggestions.
> Steve Swain, 80 B
> Madison, NJ