SUCCESS I think! I got the meter from Larry Bible. Tested it when I got home. Was registering at 82-84%. Got it calmed down to around 45, drove it for a bit, and adjusted it to where it ranges from 49-55% A/C off and 45-51 A/C on. I'm pleased with that for right now. It seems to fluctuate and not stay at all steady, but if it averages those I'm pleased. It perhaps could be time for a new idle valve (it's been cleaned thoroughly) but overall...after I removed the resistor for timing and with this adjustment the car runs like it did before I bought it. Needless to say I'm VERY pleased. I'll knock on some Zebrano that it stays that way!
Thanks for ALL the help...I'm once again a satisfied 124 owner!