Last weekend I swapped the 73 Polara and the 67 Park Lane around so I could get the Polara out today, gas it up, and take a drive. Started no issue and only ran it a few minutes then. So this morning started the car up without issues ready to go. So going to a gas station 1.5 miles away is obviously bad luck for me. Last summer the Focus ignition tumblers decided to give up the ghost. Only 10 years after most of them do and I was stranded till AAA towed me home. Car fixed in 20 minutes by removing the tumblers. Two months ago drove the Cougar for gas and it wouldn't start after gassing up. The problem was a flooded engine with gas all over the intake. Towed home and a 15 minute float adjustment. Today it was the Polara's turn. Gassed up and the car turned over but wouldn't start. The turning over seemed wrong to me right away. Sounded slower, with less power you could say, and the flickering oil light was dimmer. Crap, the battery? Well it is only 3 years old. Dead from sitting 3 months? Push the car out of the way of the pumps, again, and wait for AAA. Whatever the guy uses to hook to the battery to check health I need to get one of those. He says the battery doesn't look to be the problem and is guessing the starter. The short drive drained the battery enough not to start. Hooks his power pack up and it starts right away. Then he uses either what looks like a cell phone to hold near the battery to check charging voltage. It is 12.1 volts. Now I have to be able to get home without the car dying as a tow means no riders in the cab around here and I have my son with me. Just a fricken" great day! Gotta say it ran great for those few minutes and wish I could have gotten more. So I gather I have a 41 amp alternator based on the FSM? Where is it suggested to get a replacement? Any old auto parts store or elsewhere?