Ok, this is weird.... to me, anyway.....
Get to the garage with a checklist of things to do, including today's suggestions from you guys.
I did a lot of searching and saw a lot of mentions of sticky centrifugal advances as well as choke issues causing some of my issues.
So I started checking things off my list. Starting with those I could do before starting it.
Checked voltage at choke - nothing. None. Zip.
WTF? Found and eliminated the problem - a faulty Buss 'Add-A-Line' I used to tap into the fuse block.
Cleaned up the cent. adv.
Checked float levels. Carb is rotated 90* on engine, so.... Pass Side Float = lil' High, Driver's Side Float = lil' Low. Didn't adjust anything bc it's 90* in tha garage....
Fire it up, and on a cold start it started and sat at 440 rpm.... Yes, four hundred, forty.
Had to turn it up to 800.
It should run high on cold start, right?
That's how a choke works, right....???
Wheel, Fix, repeatů.