Bill, I didn't expect that the alternator was electronically faulty but recently, as in the past week, I heard the bearings howling a little. I figured that I would put bearings in it again while the car was down, I had no idea how noisy they were until I removed it and spun it. The headlights seemed to be fine and I just figured that I wasn't used to driving the Bonneville, they were surely dimmer than my truck.
The gauges were kind of whacky since the engine was replaced but really not a problem. I'm guessing that I will see a marked difference once replaced.