I had forgotten its an enrichment circuit and not a choke flap
I think bender is on it.
thats pretty much the only way for it to be so rich if the jets are in fact screwed into place in the carb body, and the needle is in fact not being prevented from dropping down all the way for some reason.
"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)