Hi John. I was reading an older post on the distributor grease well and you stated using strips of gauze packed in the well and saturated with 30W.
Is this still acceptable? How big are the strips of gauze?
I just cut up typical gauze bandages (doesn't matter what size they are to start with), pack them into the well until it's full, then add motor oil to saturate them, and install the plastic seal. Learned this years ago from Dave Fiedler, the "guru" of Corvette distributors (www.tispecialty.com).
Delco used to have a "Gear and Shaft Lubricant" for that purpose, but it was discontinued years ago (plastic tub in photo below, with tube of distributor cam lube).