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Old 28th-June-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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Best wiring setup for lockup on 2004r?

Just ordered a 2004r that is on its wsay to me, and have seen plenty written on the TV cable topic, but what about converter lockup wiring??

I have seen many different suggestions in the area, and there are many different types of kits marketed.

1) What type have you run, and what what your experience with it? Would you go the same route if you did it again.
2) Which type do you think works the best?
3) How was the lockup wiring handled on cars that had these transmission as OE?
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Old 8th-July-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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RockAuto - Brake Light Switch 25524845 $4.99
Anywhere - TCI 376600 Universal Lockup $79

Wire power thru brake switch to universal lockup. Connect Universal Lockup to Ported Vacuum on Carb.

Vacuum drops from engine load, lockup disengages
Brakes Applied, lockup disengages
Full Throttle, lockup disengages
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Old 8th-July-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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I just wired mine up to a lighted toggle switch. I mounted the toggle switch to the back of my shifter housing for easy access. If switch is left on the converter will lock automatically at 45mph in second gear and up. I typically run my lock up switch off unless on the freeway. I can post a pick later if needed.
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Just ordered a 2004r that is on its wsay to me, and have seen plenty written on the TV cable topic, but what about converter lockup wiring??

I have seen many different suggestions in the area, and there are many different types of kits marketed.

1) What type have you run, and what what your experience with it? Would you go the same route if you did it again.
2) Which type do you think works the best?
3) How was the lockup wiring handled on cars that had these transmission as OE?
So did you ever get your 2004r hooked up? If you did, which lockup kit did you go with?
How do you like it?

I just obtained a 2004r for my 63 with a 250 and doing some research as to what I'll need to make it work.

Thanks
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So did you ever get your 2004r hooked up? If you did, which lockup kit did you go with?
How do you like it?

I just obtained a 2004r for my 63 with a 250 and doing some research as to what I'll need to make it work.

Thanks
The 2004r I got had the lockup circuit setup to only engage in 4th gear once at a constant speed, so it had a single hot wire hookup for the lockup...

I ran that through a brake switch to disengage it when brakes are applied, and it seems to work well, but I haven't had a lot of driving time in it. Been doing a lot of other projects on the car ever since.
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well, you need to get out there and drive more often...
Anyways, thanks for the info.
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Trans-go shift kit

86-88 Monte Carlo SS brake switch

1 12v power source

Worked like a champ in my 66 and no problems shifting in and out of overdrive.

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