<VV> advice request on first headliner install (early coupe)

Shaun shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Wed Jul 28 08:35:40 EDT 2010

There is a trick to removing the donuts that usually works if they are 
largely intact when you remove the manifold, drive a small screwdriver 
straight up between the stack and donut with a hammer. This will break the 
bond all the way around the stack usually with just one shot, then you wrap 
your hand around the donut and twist it off.
Don't start chipping it off, or you'll have to chip the whole thing off one 
piece at a time, which you sometimes have to do anyway. I use that same 
small screwdriver to scrape the stack scrupulously clean, and a wire wheel 
on a drill for the manifold.

yea, Vairily ... Shaun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez" <vairguy at echoes.net>
To: "corvair" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:18 AM
Subject: <VV> advice request on first headliner install (early coupe)

> Thanks for the help on the past couple questions guys, it was a long day 
> of Vair' work!  The generator mount problem was quickly solved by some of 
> you... I had the generator on the wrong (drivers) side of the mounting 
> holes... move it a half inch to the right and put the bolts in from the 
> other side and voila!  Thanks!  The exhaust donut removal was not such an 
> easy thing... the advice to chisel at the center helped a little but it 
> still took a very long time and a lot of work to get them out, but they 
> are done.
> In the next day or so I'll be starting to install my new interior.. and my 
> biggest concern here is the headliner.  Can anyone give me (or direct me 
> to) some good advice on how to do this?  It's my first one.  This is an 
> early coupe, but I'll be doing the 65' Corsa later this year as well. 
> I've seen lots of goofed up headliners and I don't want mine to become one 
> of them!
> I'm also going to be installing all new upholstery, door panels 
> (transferring my old nail strips), and carpet from Clarks.....   these are 
> nearly all new things for me to try so any advice is welcome, but the 
> headliner is the one thats really got me worried.
> Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez III
> Lake Ariel, PA
> CORSA member
> 66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
> 65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction and almost done!)
> 63' Monza PG coupe (under construction- quickie driver build)
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