Pretty sure the alternator on Vger is dying. $150 for a new one. I think it is just the bearings that are going, it's VERY noisy when it starts, less so after a few moments of running. Bearings are about $10 ea for front and rear bearings. Wonder if I have the tools for it? I need to dig through my pile of parts and see what I can turn up. I'm not certain, but I think that all my other alternators like this died electrically.
Might have to tear into it and drive the Gladiator for a few days while I sort it out. brrrr.