It has a round choke housing mounted to the carb, it is mechanical. So it's an integral choke.
And yes it is in the driveway, no way will it be going on the the road soon, haha.
Almost all the vacuum hoses are connected, there are a few to go but I put bolts into them, does make a little difference.
When I get the chance I will look at the linkage.
It's just a stock distributor. I haven't had it tuned since it has been sitting for 5 years.
And yeah fresh fuel, I primed the engine and ran oil down the cylinders to let it soak for a week. Turned the flywheel and it broke loose, runs nice on idle. THAT'S IT! haha