After a long time being parked I decided to take the car for a spin.
It ran good, it ran bad, stuttering and surging.
Checked the carb, timing, plugs, the plugs were a little on the black/sooty side so I replaced them, no change.
I had a new cap and rotor so I decided to replace that as well,
upon removing the cap this is what greeted me,
I managed to clean the pickup and it runs much better but to do the job properly the distributor will have to come out, you cannot remove the pickup witrh the dist. in the car.