Well local is relative.Thanks guys!
I found a shop that is certified for doing rebuilds and the tech there said no problem testing the regulator. (For Ken Bergen who is "local" it is in North Van)
The last time I was North Vancouver was 30 years ago to pickup a lathe.
If I had an alternator to test and the shops 10 minutes from me couldn't/wouldn't test it and the alternatives were NV or Calgary I'd be heading East.:ROFL: