Don't mean to go off topic (tho' I suppose 979's are retro-weenie), but I couldn't help it after theremery's reply re: his Alan and mention of 979's and the fact that the OP's Alan is blue. They take me back, too. Above pics are of a 979 I put together a few years back during a season when I was injured, couldn't race and was pulling my hair out.
NOS frameset from Nashbar (they found a few, blew 'em out for a few hundred each) and a complete 2nd generation Mavic group. Took a while to source but was fun. Some of the parts came from interesting places. The wheels belonged to Jonathon Boyer. He never rode 'em and they were still hanging, forgotten and covered with cobwebs, from the rafters in a small bike shop he once owned and is now owned by a buddy. Dusted them off and they were brand new, never ridden. The NOS decals, which are hard to find and go for stupid $$ on the 'Bay, came from a guy in Sacramento that had a drawer full and he gave me several complete sheets for a few bucks. The period-correct Avocet computer came from Avocet. They had a few still in original packaging that were supposed to go to a buyer who was going to use them for timing horse races (odd, but true) but he never bought them, and they sold one to me for the original price. Most of the group came from a single 'Bay auction that no one bid on b/c the pics were lousy and the description awful, but buried in a long run-on paragraph was a tiny mention that the stuff was like-new
All I'm missing is a Mavic 25.0 seatpost. This is sort of the holy grail of vintage Mavic items, very rare and hard to come by in NOS condition. Until I find one, I've got a pretty period-correct C-Record post as a place-keeper.
Hope your Alan project goes well, but I agree with previous posters re: the anodizing and simply doing a period restoration. Unless you're absolutely married to the idea of refurbishing your current Alan, you might consider a 979. They go for peanuts on the 'Bay and nice ones pop up all the time. However, if you're considering riding the final product, you might want to take a pass. Despite Sean Kelly's exploits on them, they are noodles, and nowadays, those old-school glued joints are 25+ years old...
P.S Don't know why I put the Raleigh wheel covers on (they belong to another project) but it's the only pic. I've got of the full bike. Also, doesn't look like it, but that saddle is dead level.