distributor and coil were all good. I think I found the problem though...took the air horn off and that gasket was really old and falling apart, clogging some holes. Also found the float was set too high. I ordered a whole carb rebuild kit and reset the float within spec. Hopefully that fixes it, at least until I can get an engine swap done!
samuraijack, I just wanted to try and get as much info as possible lol