Could be a couple things.
Which Edlebrock carb? Q-jet or AFB, and which model number?
Which intake? Stock 1967 Q-jet? Aftermarket?
If I had to guess, the symptoms sound like a carb that is flooding - raw gas is entering the intake. Maybe the float is set too high? But, read my next guess.
Second, the choke is not operating correctly. Make sure it is fully open. I assume the weather in CA is not too cold, so your choke should open up fairly quickly. It may be adjusted too tight and without enough air entering the carb, it will also act as if the carb is flooding. Did you test the wire going to the electric choke for power?
Being new to working on the car, is your idle set high enough?, idle mixture screws adjusted correctly?, did you use the correct carb-to-intake gasket if original 1967 Q-jet intake
?, and as 05GTO
, it could be a vacuum leak or an ignition problem.
Start at the carb. Check for vacuum leaks. Then check timing.