AOD TV cable adjustment
I think I have figured out what to do. I sent an e-mail to Ken at badshoeproductions.com. He knows his stuff, so I figured he would be a good source to contact. His information along with reading up on this subject, here is what I think.
at idle, the pressure should be between 0-5#. That is without the specialty tool between the end of the cable and the cable connection to the carb. When you insert the specialty tool (which is essentially a spacer), you should have a reading on the pressure gauge in the TV pressure port of about 30#'s. Those pressure are with the transmission in neutral by the way.
The specialty tool can be purchased online from various web sites, or you can make one. It is essentially a spacer that is .275" long (thick). It simulates throttle movement, which gives the transmission its pressure.
It seems that this is the calibration point of the transmission. Once this position is set, the transmission will work properly.
I plan on making the spacer, because at $55 a pop, that is just too outrageous. If anything, that will get me in the ball park and if I determine I don't like the way the transmission is acting, I can get it to transmission shop to set it without fear of burning up the transmission while trying to drive it there.
I guess I have answered my own question in that, when calibrated properly, at idle without using the specialty tool (which is the case I was wondering I had no fluid in my tube connected to the TV port), you should have no pressure, or very little.