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Necessity breeds innovation: Teal's tranny pan was so badly mangled by Little Sluice's rock demons that the internal pickup couldn't even lift ATF from the pan anymore. This resulted in no forward or reverse gears. So we had to improvise, tack-welding a nut to the bent area of the pan and threading a long bolt/heavy socket arrangement to fashion a makeshift slide-hammer setup. Rodney Hill came up with the idea, and in the end it actually worked. A few slides with the large socket pulled the metal pan away from the transmission's valve body, enabling Teal to run on her own again.

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