The ECM sends a signal, based on engine load, and speed, through the electrical connector on the side of the transmission. This tells a valve inside transmission to open, and hydraulic pressure locks the torque converter. The converter has a shaft inside a shaft, and the two are locked together when pressure is applied.
I was afraid of that.
Long story short, my car is not using the ECM.
The crossfire is gone, and i'm using a Holley carburetor, intake, and fuel pump.
(for the record, it was the previous owner that removed the crossfire)
That means that my torque converter is not locking.
I have heard that the 700R4 transmission has become semi-popular for aftermarket projects. And that there are kits that can be installed to make the torque converter lock when the transmission is used on a non-computerized car.
Does anyone have any idea where i could find such a kit, how difficult it is to install, or how much one would cost?
The connector plugs into the transmission, the speed module extends off your speedo cable and the slider switch mounts inside the cabin. All you need to do is find a 12V supply off your fuse box, and figure a way to route the wires from inside to cabin to the transmission.