Following an article I did about replacing my Alternator, he penned the following.
"Bit disturbed to hear about the fiddle factor on replacing an R40 Alternator. When I was writing the R40 Press Pack in 1998, I was shown the Virtual Engineering Theatre at Gaydon, where we watched, through 3D goggles, a 'CGI' representation of the underbonnet of a 75 (in this case it was actually of the New Generation BMW engine that would have replaced the K series 4 cylinder petrol, if BMW hadn't pulled out) - the exercise was to remove and replace the alternator, and it demonstrated just how much spanner room there was, how much turn angle you could get on each bolt at a time, and how the alternator had to be maneuvered to get it out and back in. In this case, it came out via the top, perhaps they had learned from the previous less convenient layout."
That is the end of this topic; I will post more as I hear them.