the alignment maybe not optimal is way good.
I must have 6-700 miles since it was done and i drives really good.
I have done some updates and maintenance.
first up, since I bought this car the battery didnt fit the tray and the tray needed help.
car is too original to use a tamarz $10 battery tray. But I also didnt need a $275 LS6 titled in ebay version either. so I waited my time, took about a year and I bought an oem nos tray for a reasonable price of $75 plus the ride.
then i did a bit of research on battery sizes and a grp24 is the perfect fit.
i went with the exide AGM. then i hid it under the fake R59 cover.
the 24 size really dies fit the tray perfectly.
i also did an antifreeze flush twice using the prestone bottle of stuff.
i changed my thermostat to a Stant Super Stat 180°
i sealed up the housing using the permatex thermo housing specific gasket maker.
i installed a lower hose new clamps. others had been done last year.
i needed a bit more than the 37 amp alternator could muster so I bought a refrurbished date coded 61 amp alternator from an ss on ebay and I also went with the Wells 715 regulator.
I have seen NUMEROUS POSTS about swapping the lids on the regulators.
may be possible but not in 5 minutes.
1. the old cover is RIVETED to the regulator.
2. the new cover is plastic welded to the base.
I dont want to ruin my original one, save with everything else.
so while Im sure its possible, it is NOT simple.
the one that was in there is dated 77 so its not the first one
ok lets see the results
battery at rest, car off.
and here it is running. i have seen 14:06 during cold start. this was hot.
while the alternator was out I took the opportunity to get the numbers.
I THINK ITS
and Jim Strieb these grounds will be dealt with real soon.