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Is this noise you have a dull (there might be somthing going on here) or is it a loud (there is defenitly something wrong here)
You have a 78 with a 3-speed and a gear driven x-fer case. Some noise is normal. (Some dull noise is normal).
My Jeep has a truck 4-speed (SM465 (I love that trans)) and a D300 (gear driven case) My Jeep has no carpet, or insulation on the floor, and the trans/tranfer case make a racket. When I compare the noises that my jeep makes to the other standard autos I drive, it is amazing how quiet they are. I have driven my roommates toyota pick up... it is way quite. I have some experence driving, and riding in a Saab 6-speed, that thing super quite, and smooth.
The fact of the matter is that tough transmissions have big gears, big bearings, and metal on metal contact between gears. They tend to make some noise.
Now of course, if your trans is making a LOT of noise, or there is a grinding, then my whole post is pretty much worthless. But if you only have a dull noise, I would say run it for a while and see what you see.
Once apon a time I played with legos... Now I have a Jeep