These trannys are pre-modulator valve (introduced in 1961) and the shifts are actually controlled by the fuel/kickdown linkages as is an AOD (TV ADJ. ROD).
The procedure(s) for adjusting the linkage(s) are in your shop manual.
Good job on finding you had a selector/adjustment problem.
If all of the linkage(s) are now tight, make sure the engine/trans mounts are good to prevent unwanted cradle movement. This will also bind the linkage(s).
That Gearshift Selector Description is from a 1960 FORD Owners Manual.
Here's that pesky Trans Pressure Test Port that i have been unable to verify as of yet-
Here is the using of a pressure gauge on a TWIN-TURBO of the period to arrive at proper TV pressure-
What are you looking for regarding the test port? I have a 59 Lincoln SB that states the last 500 Lincolns would have this line installed for use on the assembly line, thus adjustment at the dealer most likely wouldn't be needed. I don't recall seeing a similar one for Fords.
Let me know if I can help.
. . my '60 has the test port too
I made a reply post earlier today and somehow must have reviewed it and forgot to actually post it...
There has been a question here for some time what this port was. I had remembered reading somewheres that it was a test port for assembly line verification of AT pressure.
I found the TSB you referenced (THANX!) but am positive I also saw it in either FORD or BIRD reference material.
Thanx again for the reference, I have been vindicated... :)
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