Ok, I tackled all the potential problem areas except the TC, which is a bit more work. that will be done later on this summer.
On the dipstick. As noted below, the full mark should be where the mating surface of the pan to transmission is. Well, mine is definitely not there so before I go and remark the dipstick I want to make sure that i got it right.
The fluid level of a transmission at full-hot should be level with mating surface of the pan to tranmission - right?
Currently that is equivalent to 1/2 pint over hot-full on my dipstick.
I have included a couple of pics.