Repalced the distributor, new one runs great and quiet. The car feels like it starts up better and idles smoother, but that could also be in part to some carb tuning. I've been tinkering with the choke.
Noticed that the fan belt is starting to strip. Gates K050435. Dropped into canadian tire for a replacement and some connectors to hook up the tach to the distributor cap. 0/2. Useless.
Also driving the car again really makes me want to upgrade/replace the brakes. Maybe bleed the lines? The brakes feel really weak. It's a bit scary.