It's a 1 barrel Carter. The choke doesn't seem to work either, I don't think that should cause a problem like this but I've had fuel injected trucks for so long, I'm learning carbs all over again. Just got the jeep (77 CJ7, 258 from a 75 I think) a couple months ago, trying to get it inspectable so I can work out all the bugs. I'm sure the carb needs a rebuild, and I didn't think about the distributor as a possible cause. Oh, and trying to start it earlier today, FRIED the solenoid, little bit of smoke etc.
I'm new to jeeps and this seems to be a somewhat common issue with them. Just trying to figure out why.