Re: Alternator- I just didn't spin it up fast enough on the bench. Gave it a bit of beans (2500 rpm) and out went the light. Now, the light goes out when I start the engine. I guess it just lost its magnetism and needed a kick to get going. Better end to the evening, that. Phil Edit: Never mind, I had hooked the alternator output to the switched side of the ignition to get the ammeter to read, turned the switch off without thinking and burned up the 12-to-6 converter on the back of the dash for the fuel gauge. Oops.