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01A noise

>>I have come to the distressing conclusion that the high pitched whine
>>to mention the clunk on shifting) coming from the drive-train on my
>>recently resurrected 88 80Q is noise from a worn/failing front final
>>I'm rather puzzled as ten years of experience with the 01A trans has led
>>to believe that this unit is bulletproof.

The clunk sounds very familiar;  either worn out rear diff bushings, or
center prop support wear or misalignment.  Have you ruled these common
forms of clunking out?  They feel just like driveline lash!

The whine may well be a wheel bearing.