Member Page: Geoff Kearley

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Geoff Kearley

Member ID: geoffreyk
Status: Free Member
Conception Bay South, Topsail, Newfoundland, Canada   CAN
Member Since: 2010-09-16
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2014-09-01 13:06
Forum Activity: 2014-09-01 13:12
Forum Posts: 107

I am a British sports cars enthusiast living in Atlantic Canada. I have owned a 1980 TR7 convertible since January 15, 2011. I have amateur mechanical skills. I like to drive and tinker under the hood. I use this website to share the joy and trade information.

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1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead White Geoff Kearley

1980 Triumph TR7 Drophead

1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 90,000 mi (144,841 km) — Average age: 1980

Member Journal – Geoff Kearley's TR7 Experience

There are 23 total entries in this Journal.

Sunny With A Chance Of Top Down

Posted on: Friday July 8, 2011

Well. It's been a week, or two. The weather has been great and the TR7 has been performing perfectly. Well, really good. The top comes down and stows away easily. The car starts first try, every time. And, all you naysayers, it is a TR7. The clutch ran dry and needed refilling and bleeding. The carbs ran low on oil and needed to be topped up. I checked these in March but should have checked them again as I have been using the car quite a lot lately. I haven't checked the differential ...

Rain, Drizzle, Fog, Cold

Posted on: Thursday June 23, 2011

OK, British cars were made in this climate but they're not much good for it. It has been cold and raining here since mid-May, 2011. I have been waiting for a run of good weather so I can take off the console and cowling to repair a few electrical issues. We have not had that time. Take today for example, which is like yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, and so is raining lightly with brief periods of fog, wind and drizzle. The high temperature today is 9 degr...

Lack Of Use Causes Pain

Posted on: Wednesday May 18, 2011

I have started using the TR7 on a more or less regular basis. Annoying little problems caused by lack of use have popped up. I went out for a proud drive in the TR7 with an LBC friend and stopped in to get gas. I opened the tank, filled 'er up and couldn't replace the cap. It wouldn't engage with the slots in the top of the filler neck. On the cap there are 2 moving tabs that need to line up with 2 fixed tabs so that their combined size fits into the slots. This wasn't happening. The mova...

Registered And On The Road

Posted on: Tuesday April 26, 2011

TR7 on the lift at C C

April 26, 2011 I finally got the TR7 on the road. Two trips to MVR, 3 hours at the garage and some driving around. There was a line-up at MVR. Lots of people registering trailers and motorcycles. I did most of my paperwork and the clerk set it aside until I came back with the inspection slip. She issued my In Transit and I was off, $533 later. I brought the car over to C&C for the inspection. The horn didn't work, the handbrake wasn't pulling on the right side and both front wheel bea...

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