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...you can unbolt the oil-filter housing (3 bolts) and suddenly you've significant room to swing the mess clear to get a clean shot at the alternator.
I discovered this method when I was doing the same voltage-regulator work on my 87 turbo. There was no clear shot at the regulator mounting screw (without risking making a difficult situation worse).
Remove the oil filter, disconnect the housing and unclip the dipstick tube and suddenly...it's a ballroom instead of a dumbwaiter.
The first time I did this job, I hand-cut a new gasket from some gasket material. Now I always keep a spare gasket around:
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