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Distributor rebuild questions

I have a 1964 GTO with a '66 389 tri-power 4 spd. Engine hasn't ran for 10+ years. In the process of checking the distributor, p/n 1111054, the breaker plate movement seemed restricted. While degreasing, I removed a lot of gunk under the plastic cap (below the felt washer) of the Permanent Lubrication Reservoir. Was there any kind of media in the reservoir to retain oil, or was that just years of gunk build up? Pontiac shop manual does not reference anything. Is there a rebuild kit available that goes beyond the typical points, cap and condenser? I haven't been able to locate a local rebuild shop.

#2 , what's the advantage to change the gear to bronze or other material?

#3 , there are various vacuum assemblies available, how do I select the correct one?

Finally, I've seen charts that suggest factory p/n 1111175 as the "correct" distributor. Is there info out there that details the differences?

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Thanks for the info BLK69JUDGE . I may have seen this before but I don't understand all of the abbreviations, T/8, P/8, TI...
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T/8 = Tempest v-8 = lemans and gto

P/8 = Fullsize

TI = transisterized Ignition

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Thanks for the legend. I thought it was something like that.
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I had my dist done for a 455 Tripower GTO. I sent it to Chris and I am extremely happy with the result. Distributor by Chris Carlson - Chris [email protected]
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