Hi All: Well, THANX for all your help/suggestions/direction...the trans. is working BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!! As I informed all earlier, there was a broken spring in one of the valve bores. It's Sunday...no parts...about 2.5 coils were broken off...I reinstalled the same spring, but I reversed its direction (putting the broken end into the plastic valve rather than into the housing bore). The trans. shifts better than it ever has...got 265k on this one.
By the way, if I have to go in there again, it's a pretty simple job...I will drive it like this for awhile.
Thanx again All,