in california? i'd say the stock 2bbl.
if you can get away with it, a edelbrock 4bbl with manual choke....either 500 or 600 will do good.you may have to mod your kickdown linkage slightly...but nothing major.
I like holleys and I like edelbrocks, they are both easy to work on IMO
as far as electric fuel pumps, I dont know if you will see a big difference on a stock motor and carb? but you do get an increase in fuel pressure with them. and you need a pressure regulator, I just prefer them over stock, but the stock ones are just fine for stock motors...Just my.02
agree with above, or just stick with the stock 2 brrl, if it's a stock motor you don't need much more than that. key word though is need, if you are going to wheel it hard alot and need some power, go with a holley 550, i've heard that's the perfect carb for it.