I have an 80 Pantera that the motor was completely rebuilt about 10 years ago but nobody could get it running before the sled was given to me. So I essentially have a brand new motor in it. But it would just cough and sputter if you pulled it the right way. One night it caught itself and ran backwards. It would try to rip your arm off every time you pulled it and it finally broke the rope. So I took the section of rope and wound it backwards on the cup that the recoil starter engages on and it starts first pull and runs like a top! Just backwards. But every once in a while when you rev it up when you let off the throttle it will act like you hit the kill switch until you tap the gas again and it catches itself. (Braaap kill Braaaap, winds down normally, Braaap kill Braap kill) it's intermittent. It doesn't move because the clutch won't engage fully since its running backwards which is my guess. so does anybody have an idea as to why it does this? I looked it up a little and some people replace the whole stator and that fixes it. I'm not really wanting to buy a whole new/used stator if I can help it. would it be just wired wrong? Please help.