I installed a 700r4 behind a Chevy 350 4bolt w/ a carb.
I never wired up anything to control the Torque Converter Lockup. It has been sitting in my driveway for the last year while I finish up the rest of the vehicle. I drive it once every few months around the block never more than 20MPH just to keep things lubed. I do start it up every week or two at the most and bring up to operating temp.
Anyway, I'm moving about 15 miles away. I can drive on the side streets instead of teh highway if need be. Can I do this safely without any TC wiring? Or should I quickly rig something up?
I ran without mine locking for about 2-3 weeks. I checekd wires and all was good and found it was the selinoid that controls lockup internally. Hmm, then about a month later that tranny blew up again.....
I didn't wire it up because I'm planning on converting to TPI any day now. Of course I've been saying any day for almost a year. I did accumulate most of the parts already. I just need the chip and a few sensors.
I do have the tranny wiring pigtail, I just never got around to do it. I didn't want to buy a kit to use with the carb, if the ECM would do it with the TPI.