Can’t argue with the author’s logic of replacing the generator/regulator with an alternator. But somehow it just never appealed to me when looking under the hood of an old car with that modification. Over the last 35 years or so of driving my (converted to 12v) '52 Chevrolet maybe 1000 miles a season, I’ve only had to replace the regulator once…and that was just a week ago. And I may just fiddle with the points on the old one to see if it’s worth putting on the shelf and possibly reusing someday. The generator has performed flawlessly all these years. I’ve got a set of replacement brushes for it, but the ones in it seem to be wearing fine. Yeah, the lights do dim a little at idle at night, but it’s rare I’m out after dark with the car anyway. I am thinking of going with a Pertronix ignition, but that’s essentially invisible. Besides, those internal regulators fail as well. Arguably not as often, but when they do the first sign is a cooked battery. Just my .02.