When I bought this 1965 GTO, the three tri-power carburetors were fairly intact, including the factory air-horn tags. The only parts I needed to buy were the (correct) steel fuel lines and three carb kits. Rebuilding them was straightforward. Keep one assembled to use as an example while rebuilding the others.
Identifying Tri-power Carburetors
Rochester did not start stamping numbers on their two-barrel carburetors until 1968, and many people with earlier carbs mistakenly believe that the numbers which appear in a circle on the float bowl are carb numbers. These are actually casting numbers which Rochester used for many years on many different two-barrels, and will not help you determine if your two-barrel is a correct Tri-power carburetor or not.
All Tri-power carburetors were identified by tag numbers attached to left-front air-horn screw, and these are most often gone. The best way to tell if it is a Pontiac Tri-power carburetor is by the fuel inlet - center carbs have inlet facing forward, and outer carbs have outlet facing to the right.
Tri-power Center Carburetor
The center carburetor supplies fuel to the engine by itself, until full throttle. Although the 1966 center carb has a larger throttle-bore (1 11/16") than the earlier carbs (1 7/16'), the venturi size is smaller. Center carbs of 1964 and 1965 Tri-powers have 1 1/4" venturi. The 1966 center carb has a 1 3/16" venturi.
Tri-power Outer Carburetors
As mentioned, at part-throttle, the engine runs solely on the center carburetor, while the end carbs do nothing. At wide-open throttle, the linkage opens all six barrels. The outer carbs are very simple. They have no idle circuits and no choke. All outer carbs from 1959 to 1966 are similar, and have a 1 3/8" venturi.
If you're missing the correct fuel lines and fittings, don't be tempted to use rubber hoses and a chrome fuel block. On 1964-1966 Tri-powers, there are potentially eight places for possible leaks (versus two for a 4-barrel).
After I rebuilt the Tri-power setup on my 1965 GTO, it ran smooth and trouble-free. My car was equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission. These cars used mechanical linkage, which work crisper than the vacuum-operated linkage found on automatic-equipped models.