HI all, I attempted a search but I'm still not clear so I figured I'd throw an easy one out for you. I broke the alternator bracket on my 62 Bel Air (327SBC) and I replaced it but it's never really be "right" since. I'm using the Mr Gasket header 2 piece header bracket and I had to try out multiple v-belts to get it going but I finally got it all sorted and I think aligned properly. I do not have have AirCon/heat in the car or a big stereo (just a little in-dash unit), HEI, and I currently have LED headlights - everything else is stock. I have only the 1 positive power wire connected and the wire to the volt meter - I DO NOT have the wire from the 2nd port on the top of the alternator to the positive - I've read it's not required and that seems to be the case but maybe that will help normalize the problems, I'm having? My current issues are the following: 1) It's a 1 wire setup. Car starts fine and the Alternator energizes properly once over 1200 rpm or something like that. My voltage meter in the car shows it putting out about 14 volts. Once the engine is warmed up and after driving about 10 miles or so, the voltage will drop to about 10v and bop between that and 12v. The car continues to run fine with no issues - in fact, it seems to be running better than it ever has! Is it normal for the voltage to drop like that? Perhaps assuming the battery is fully charged since there is little draw on it? 2) the Alternator does sound a bit noisy. When I had the belt setup so it didn't squeal it sounded like it had a bag of rocks in there. When I backed it off a bit, it still sounds a little noisy but now when I get around 4k the belt is squealing - I could perhaps not have it 100% aligned front/back with the water pump and balancer? Or could this be a symptom of the Alternator just letting me know it's on it's way out? 3) Car always cranks over fine when cold. Once hot, it starts slow - like a whump, then a pause then a whump and it fires up. I would suspect this could be the battery running low (bullet 1) but if I leave the car to cool for a long time it will fire up normally. Thoughts? Opinions?