What does it take to connect a 4l60e to a 350. The e means electric. What electrical am I gonna have to do? I plan on using a manual shifter if that makes a difference. Thats the only thing I can think of, is for the shifting. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The "e" stands for electronic, not electric. I'd call painless and or Advance Adapters and see what they say. I don't think you can use this unless you have a fuel injected engine with the correct computer to control the tranny. But I'm not really sure, so thats why I'd call the experts.
With that said, you can use a 700R4 which the electronics can be bypassed with a lock up converter bypass kit from painless wiring.
Yeah, I assumed the E was for shifting purposes only because I mean hey, it's a tranny....should be all mechanical. I may be wrong though. The casing on the 4l60e is the same as a 700r4 so shifter mounting should be the same too. The only other thing I can think of that the electronic unit would control is the idle being higher in park than in gear. like 1100 instead of 700 rpm. I will be hooking it up to a holley projection setup so it shouldn't be a problem anyways.
Don't forget that you also have to have computer controlling the trans shifting points, kickdown points, and also t/c lockup. I have
seen a couple of 4L60E's that were completely manual and the
owners were very dissatisfied. They had the high idle problem, and also very inconsistent shifts, when it did shift! I have also
had some experience with trans standalone systems that mount off of the trns shifter and have a couple of line pressure switches, and they have been running very well behind the TBI engines
(with no relations to the transmission!) Any questions just PM me.
you're much better of running a 1987 thru 1992 700r4 trans otherwise known as the 4L60. painless makes a simple harness to install it in any rig and still get lockup.
the 4L60E has to be run in conjunction with a computer, and needs a serise of other sensors for proper controlls and inputs, such as a vss (vehicle speed sensor), tps (throttle position sensor),.........
better yet, why don't you run a tbi engine? if you run one out of a 93 or newer rig, the computer will already be set up for the 4L60e.
on the other hand, there are 4 different 4L60e transmissions and internal wiring harnesses up till now, and if you start to mix and match, you'll be in for a real headache!
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