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1980, 500SE Gray Market, Says Hi

Hi Everyone,
Newbie here. Have decided to work on the old baby and figured I could find a lot of experts here. My gray market was purchased in Germany from a friend of the family and brought over to the US in 84 or 85. I purchased it from my father a few years ago. In general she is in great shape and fun to drive. Body has a few rust spots that I will fix once I am employed again but in general she is in great shape and has been well maintained. I would love to know where a good resource (on-line or books) that I can find on my car to work on her. I currently am having either an alternator or voltage regulator problem I am working on. Simple things like does the alternator fulcrum have a nut or does it bolt into the block? I live in Colorado and have to borrow a garage when needed so I like to know what I am getting into before I start anything at home outside. Especially in the winter <grin>!
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