Philip, I was just thinking ... scary I know, but it happens
Its a good opportunity now for you to make sure the alternator will work with your current wiring !
First of all, even with the repaired alternator, the car will still not charge because your battery lamp on your instrument panel never went on in the first place !
I'm actually worried that if
there is a short circuit in the simple wiring to get the alternator charging, it will damage your rebuilt alternator again as soon as you put it back on !
This might be what fried it up the first time !
So, in order to prevent this from happening, it would be wise to do some simple tests to make sure the circuit is good.
To take things from the top, first you need to remove your instrument panel and turn it so you can see the lamps at the back.
Find the battery lamp and follow the line on the green circuit plate to the wire on the connection plug.
You need to make sure that one of the two ends of the lamp circuit goes all the way back to the thin wire of your alternator.
I cant remember what colour that wire is on your car, but let just say its green.
Using a multimeter that buzzes when a circuit is closed, touch one pin of the multimeter on the connector that goes directly on your alternator, and the other tip on either side of the lamp on your instrument panel, to make sure that that wire is going where it should be !
Be sure to perform this test with the battery disconnected and with the end tip of your "green" wire NOT CONNECTED ANYWHERE ! Make sure its not touching ground either.
If thats ok and your multimeter buzzes, half of the job is done !
Now its time to connect the battery back on and turn the ignition switch to ON position.
This time you have to make sure that on the other pin of the lamp on your instrument panel, you get 12v when you turn the ignition on !
Only three things could be wrong with your circuit !
1 - The green wire does not go from your instrument panel to the alternator or its shorted with 12v at some point. - In this case you need to pull a fresh piece of wire from the instrument panel all the way back in order to connect it to the alternator ( worst case scenario )
2 - You dont have 12v on the other pin of the lamp when you turn the ignition to ON position - This is simple, just cut the wire that directs to that pin from the instrument panel and give it 12v when ON.
3 - You have both the continuity to the green cable all the way back and 12v on the other end of the lamp but the lamp never goes on - The lamp is blown or its not making good connection on the instrument panel circuit plate.
To be ABSOLUTELY sure that your alternator WILL work after you put it back in, if you touch the green wire on ground anywhere in the engine bay or on the engine itself and turn the ignition ON, the lamp MUST go on ! Even with the alternator off the engine.
....I think I took this issue a bit personal :lol
Good luck and keep us posted