OK, I have been a member of this forum for years and have stayed loosely in touch by dropping in every once in a while. The time has finally come when I can start working on the old cat again. I have owned my 69 XR7 vert since 2003. I was able to do several things in the first few years, rebuild the 351W, put in an AOD and get the interior about 90 percent done. It is driveable, but it still needs many things.
I got two kids through college and had to put pretty much everything on hold till they got done. Now it is time for some fun. One of the areas that needs some attention is the rearend. I would be willing to bet it still has the original lube in it and it is starting to whine when coasting. So I am going to pull it and go through it. After cleaning it, replacing axle bearing and seals, I want to add a posi with a better gear ratio than 3.00. Since gas mileage isn't a concern and I would like better performance, what gear ratio would be best? I am think 4.11 would be a blast to drive and still be reasonable on the highway with the AOD. Maybe one of you guys on here has some experience to share before i go off buying parts? Anyway, it is time to finish what I started 15 years ago. Looking forward to being on the forum more often now.