I finally got my 302 running today and found that my new alternator doesn't seem to be charging the battery...at least I think that's what my problem is. In the past the way I checked if the alternator is working properly is to remove the battery cables and if the engine stays running it's good and if it stops the alternator is bad. Well...when I pulled the positive cable the engine died. If the voltage regulator is bad (do they go bad?)would it cause this effect as well. How can I check to see if my regulator is good or bad? Help!!!! I've been waiting a long time to drive my car with the 302 back in my Z.