Those pictures show a 34pict3 and a 009 distributor.I've read a lot about the 34 carb and the 009 distributor combination, and I took pictures of mine to ask you all if you can tell me which carb and distributor I have. If I have the 34 carb and 009 distributor, what are my steps to get it running right?
Here is the thing though, the worst symptom of that combo is a flat spot (hesitation) when accelerating. And it can usually be jetted out.
I know the horror stories but have seen hundreds of engines running this combo and they all ran just fine.
As for your issues, tell me a story about all those burnt wires. You have numerous wires with melted shielding. Hot oil does not do that, that is usually evidence of shorted electrical.