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No reverse gear? No problem for this ‘technician, electrical & computer engineer’ (VIDEO)

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What happens when the reverse gear in your transmission goes out and you can’t get it fixed right away?

If you are a self described ‘technician, electrical and computer engineer’ named Mark you might do this.

Video of Mark’s genius invention quickly shot to the top spot on the front page of reddit Friday morning.

So how did he build it?

He made a video for that too.

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3 comments

  • Ted

    This technology isn’t technically new. It’s been used in the railroad industry for years to backup vehicles with no backup gear. He does get the simplicity award for creating it from items from the local hardware store.

  • Jim from Canada

    I drove a 69 Ford truck with no reverse for 3 years (had a shop rebuild the trans and still had no reverse which they said wasn’t their fault. ) then I trained to be an auto tech and fixed it myself. I just picked places where I could drive through or roll back into.