The Voltage across the battery with the old regulator was 18.7.
The engine ran on the new battery ran for only about 10 minutes before I got home.
It never sizzled like the old one and it's spew was only a drop or two. I really think the new battery is Ok. I will go start the car and let it run for 15 more minutes or so and see what happens.
Here is what my alternator looks like.
It's an 80 AMP Alternator
It looks as thoug there are only 2 bolts holding it in.