Git checkout timesout on large repos from a Gitea server

So, I am working on getting Drone set up for my personal use. I am starting small with three git repos. I have one repo working perfectly, so I know I have drone talking to my gitea server (running in docker) just fine.

However, the other two repos are larger and older, and I am getting an error on the git clone step. One repo’s .git dir is 1.2G, the other is 2.0G.

The exact error I am getting is:

Initialized empty Git repository in /drone/src/.git/
+ git fetch origin +refs/heads/draft:
warning: redirecting to https://git.mydomain:443/don/myproject.git/
error: RPC failed; curl 92 HTTP/2 stream 0 was not closed cleanly: INTERNAL_ERROR (err 2)
fatal: the remote end hung up unexpectedly

In doing some searching, one suggestion was to change git to use HTTP/1.1, and another was to change a buffer size.

I am wondering if there is any way to pass custom git settings into the clone stage? The other option I could try is to spin up a new repo w/o the history, but since these two projects are web sites with image assets, I fear that this will not solve the issue.

Thanks in advance,