UPDATE: I picked up a replacement alternator from O'Reilly's. It was supposed to be the earlier style, single field alternator as shown on their website and others but after three different ones, all being the square back style, I decided to go with it. Here's what I did. I ran a ground wire from one of the field connections to the front of the alternator case. New mechanical sytle VR. Then I followed some instructions on bypassing the amp gauge in the car. I unhooked the two wires from the amp gauge and spliced/connected them together. Under the hood I joined them together and then spliced a 16 ga fusible link and connected it to the battery stud on the starter solenoid. I then added a 14ga fusible link to the original wire from the back of the alternator and connected that straight to the starter relay battery stud. I now have a charging system that seems to work! However, as I was watching the voltage unpon initial startup it started at 13...then 14...15, 16...and then dropped back to 14v. The voltage bounces around quite a bit and now the lights in the car flicker as well. *scratches head* WTH? Why would the lights flicker like this? I took a 15 sec recording of what was happening but I can't figure out how to add it in.