06-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
The overhaul kit is not a bad idea, but should not be considered absolutely necessary - it will typically include the various joints, which can be made from gasket paper if the kit is not available, some kits will include replacement jets (most don't), some will include the accelerator pump diaphragm - make sure you get the right one, there are two, square & triangular, I expect that carb to have the square one.
Essentially what you're going to be doing is removing the carb from the manifold (drain the cooling system first), disassembling it and cleaning it - so to speak washing it down with gasolene or with an aerosol carburetor cleaner, make sure any sediment in the float bowl is washed out, spray the cleaner through the various passages & jets, making sure the various linkages, throttle/choke plates, etc., move freely.
If you've never cleaned a carb before it would be a good idea to find someone with experience, not necessarily on this carb, to guide you.
Personally I don't see why you should need a replacement, the only thing on those carbs that wears would be the body where the throttle spindle passes and those can easily be "rebushed" - any reasonably equipped machine shop should be able to turn them up from brass stock.
I doubt that you can find these carbs new - you are talking about a 23 year old car - but they may have been used on later production coming out of the Indian (Maruti) or Pakistan (PakSuzuki) plants, as carbs were still used there, long after the rest of the world had switched to fuel injection.
By the way, asking where you can get stuff from without letting us know where you are is sort of "self defeating" - if I told you that Rays should have the overhaul kits would that help you any?
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