I appreciate the comments.
I had some luck today and tracked down a good (better) used rectifier, it read ~9.8 somethings across 5 of the 6 diode paths, and ~5.0 on the other. I checked a few other things, tightened up some connections, cleaned and dialectic greased here and there.
There is no continuity (ohms) between the + and - wires with the key off, there is continuity with the key on - BUT - I got brave and installed a battery, connected the ground wire to the battery and my multimeter set on VDC, turned off auto and selected 2 decimal places (xx.xxVDC) and with the key off I'm getting 00.01V to 00.03V, full battery voltage with the key on. I would expect 0.0 with the key off, is this telling me there is something draining the battery or is that small a number "normal".
Last edited by haywood; 06-16-2012 at 12:17 AM.