Mechanics

HIGH RPM'S @ MODERATE SPEED

1961 Ford Fairlane

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1961 Ford Fairlane V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles

I have a 58 fairlane with a 3 spd on the tree, no overdrive, it seems to me that the rear end ratio is to low, raps out @ 3500 + 60mph or so, I want to get a more hyway gear ratio to put in it or a overdrive unit?Seems to be the origanal unit, I've looked @that part--help!
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Carl baas
April 8, 2010.



You probably have a 3: 50 gear in it. Take it to an axle rebuilder as I think those gear sets and bearings are still readily available.

Hmac300
Apr 10, 2010.