The issue is starting off. I don't have much power at take off and usually bog down before it takes off. When I drive with the choke on about 1/3, the Jeep runs like a champ! Plenty of power taking off and no bog down. I just assumed that meant I am running lean.
I also have a ticking that may be the timing chain. I have no idea when it when changed last - I am the 3rd or 4th owner. The Jeep's got 190k on the odometer. Could a worn out, stretched timing chain cause me to lose power during accelerating? If so, then I should replace the timing chain, gears, tensioner before I fool with the carb, I would think.