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1965 Aston Martin DB5

Aston Martin DB5 Carburettor Rebuild

Our gorgeous Aston Martin is having a full Carburettor Rebuild to enable the engine to run correctly once more. Ady, Bridge Classic Cars’ in-house engine specialist will now set to work giving the carburettors a through strip down and service.

Aston Martin DB5: In the Workshop

Entering our classic car workshop this week is our breathtaking Aston Martin DB5. Famously, one of James Bond’s most iconic vehicles, it’s easy to see why the DB5 has become such a cult classic.

This lovely example is in with us to remedy some engine niggles. It will be seen by our classic car engine specialists to diagnose and remedy the issue.

Balancing the Aston Martin’s carbs

We have hopefully cured the running issues on our 1965 Aston Martin DB5. To begin with the car was unable to start so we have replaced the faulty fuel pump, rewired the feed for the fuel pump. We have replaced the faulty solonoid which was causing a short on the fuel pump.

The car now starts as it should be is not running very nicely. We have re-balanced the carbs, fitted new spark plugs and run a compression test. the results showed a jetting problem in the 3rd carburettor. Now having worked to resolve the problem the car is running beautifully and able to return home.

Aston Martin DB5 struggling to run

We are looking at a possible fuel pump and/or solonoid issue on our 1965 Aston Martin DB5.

The engine sounds healthy and eager to get going but unfortunately we are not getting her to fire up.

Hopefully, having carried out a few tests we should be looking at a relatively straight forward fix.

Balancing the carburettors

Work is now complete on our 1965 Aston Martin DB5.

The points and condenser have been replaced, we’ve tweaked the mixture and balanced the carburettors and the spark plugs have been cleaned out.

We’ve discovered a lot of play in the carburettors so a complete overhaul will be the next sensible step to take but for now, the car is running and sounding much sweater than it was previously. off home for the Christmas break and maybe returning in the new year for the carburettor overhaul.

 

Aston Martin DB5 running rich

Our stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 is in the workshops today fine tuning the engine to look at getting her running smoother.

When warm, the Aston is running nicely but does require a lot of choke to keep her running and when idling does have the tendency to cut out. Ady is on the case to investigate the issues. We first noticed that the carbs were running with no oil which will be one of the issues to address.

The point and condenser will be replaced with new to go with the relatively new plus and coil.

We will then turn our attention to the triple carbs to see whether we can get them balanced better.

We’ve noticed some slight play on the carburettor spindles which may be a good idea to address at some point in the future. This will simply be a case of stripping the carburettors down for a full refurbishment. For now, we are looking to tweak the carbs as they are to see how we can get the car to perform.