1961 Ford Fairlane high RPM's @ moderate speed

Tiny
CARL BAAS
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  • 1961 FORD FAIRLANE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 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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Thursday, April 8th, 2010 AT 11:39 AM

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Tiny
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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.
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 5:01 PM

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