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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2002, 10:38 AM
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Quick 700r4 Question

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?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2002, 12:16 PM
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Re: Quick 700r4 Question

I wouldn't bother since you won't be doing highway speeds. it's mainly third and fourth gear that need the torque converter.

Why don't you have it wired up? It's simple. Of course, it isn't simple if you've got a 4L60e and not a genuine 700R4.
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Re: Quick 700r4 Question

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.....
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Re: Quick 700r4 Question

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.

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Re: Quick 700r4 Question

it's pretty amazing what 5-10% slip can do to a transmission, eh?
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I have heard some people don't run it as long as you can keep it cool with like an aux cooler... but I wouldn't try it
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