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spqr tappet adjuster

Postby anthony2 » Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:47 pm

A SPQR Tappet adjuster tool only ,no sockets.In it's plastic tray ,no box,
Printed instructions for A series engine,can be used for other engines.
£10 plus postage please.

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Grumpy21 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:02 am

is this like the click adjuster? if so I'd like it please. where are you??

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Flywheel » Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:31 pm

Grumpy21 wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:02 am
is this like the click adjuster? if so I'd like it please. where are you??
Hi Grumpy, if you do purchase the tool would you kindly post a photo of if please. Must admit I've never seen one.

Cheers.👍 Jonnie
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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby philthehill » Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:31 pm

Here is on for sale on 'e' bay:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165077826394 ... SwCtlhROFX

You will need the correct size socket to fit the tappet adjustment locking nut though.


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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby anthony2 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:59 pm

There was a set sold recently showing the socket,It does look as though it's a socket made to fit the unit,

Would any other sockets fit?

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Grumpy21 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:39 pm

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Here is on for sale on 'e' bay:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165077826394 ... SwCtlhROFX

You will need the correct size socket to fit the tappet adjustment locking nut though.

Will a half inch square socket not fit?

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby anthony2 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:10 pm

Sold, Thanks

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby philthehill » Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:14 pm

Grumpy21
It is not the size of the square on the SPQR tool I am referring too but the size of the tappet adjusting screw locking nut.


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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Flywheel » Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:53 pm

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:31 pm
Here is on for sale on 'e' bay:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/165077826394 ... SwCtlhROFX

You will need the correct size socket to fit the tappet adjustment locking nut though.
Hi Phil, thanks for your link.
I must confess I'd never heard of this tool before. I can only assume that this tool was accurate, I wonder who had the idea to make it?

Cheers.👍 Jonnie
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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Grumpy21 » Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:36 pm

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 4:14 pm
Grumpy21
It is not the size of the square on the SPQR tool I am referring too but the size of the tappet adjusting screw locking nut.
7/16 isn’t it?

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby philthehill » Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:41 pm

7/16" UNF - Correct for the standard adjustment screw.

The SPQR tappet adjuster has been around for some considerable time.
Originally designed and sold by SPQR Engineering, Rolands Castle, Hampshire.
Advertised in Car and Car Conversions April 1969 at a price of 98/6 (£4.93).

Here is the complete tool:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273805558264 ... Sws99cDZDx

Here are the operating instructions:-
https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/ts080.htm


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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby Flywheel » Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:54 pm

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 7:41 pm
7/16" UNF - Correct for the standard adjustment screw.

The SPQR tappet adjuster has been around for some considerable time.
Originally designed and sold by SPQR Engineering, Rolands Castle, Hampshire.
Advertised in Car and Car Conversions April 1969 at a price of 98/6 (£4.93).

Here is the complete tool:-
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273805558264 ... Sws99cDZDx

Here are the operating instructions:-
https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/tools/ts080.htm
Thanks Phil.👍
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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby ManyMinors » Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:54 pm

Flywheel wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:54 pm

Advertised in Car and Car Conversions April 1969 at a price of 98/6 (£4.93).

That must be why we never had one where I worked :o £5.00 was a whole weeks wages for an apprentice at the time so we used a screwdriver and a spanner instead :wink:

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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby philthehill » Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:25 pm

£5.00 - you were lucky - I got £3 15/- when I was a first year apprentice in 1964 and £17 10/- when I qualified in 1969.

Now I can afford a SPQR tappet adjuster I do not need it. :D


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Re: spqr tappet adjuster

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:25 am

There've been such changes in the relatively short period between then and now haven't there.
As Monty Python said:
"Tell that to young folk today and they don't believe you" :)

The funny thing is that I never felt particularly poor - despite such low wages. I was able to pay my Mum housekeeping each week and buy a car (for about £12.00!) when I was 17 and even put a little petrol in it - AND buy a pint or two at the weekend and take a girl to the cinema occasionally too.... But, there wasn't anything else to spend money on really was there. The odd record maybe. If you were lucky enough to have a record player of course. Happy days!


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