I will reiterate, you will have to correct your tv geometry.
That would be, first things first.
Now, don't apologize for being on a tight budget, these are tight times.
You instead may want to apologize for being insolent, to people that are trying to help you and for not being sapient enough to realize it.
However, this is an issue of morality and while we may only have to deal with it now, you will have to deal with it the rest of your life.
Now, as for your transmission concern. Your dealing with a trans you know little about, relative to it's history, so that does create some problems.
Do you have access to, or own a pressure gauge?
Short of removing parts, like the valve body and governor, from this transmission, the results from a pressure reading may be the best way to determine what's going on with this unit.
Then, you may still have to remove parts, comes with the territory, when you have to buy a junk yard transmission.