Glad to hear you got it started. The H's and M's were hard to start in my experience due to the 6v system. My Farmall H has issues cranking when it gets cold out, and if it doesn't crank fast enough, the extra compression I have due to putting in high altitude pistons makes it stop dead in its tracks when it tries to fire. I get tons of power from the new pistons, but it does make starting harder. I'm contemplating converting mine to a 12v system to help out with that.
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i had a h that was a very good runner,but you would have to choke it to start,then ran fine. i converted it to 12volts and added electronic ignition and i will tell you what,you hit the starter,instantly running.best thing i done.
Hello - also had made some adjustments to the carb; the needle point screw (one on bottom on angle) and the fuel/air mix screw (one on upper left hand side) were out too far. Once I got it started I left it warm up and tinkered with them for a bit. It made a big difference on how much better it does on a cold start. Now I usually give it a little choke and throttle on those cold mornings, and even with a slow 6V crank, it fires and starts.
The carb that is on it was a rebuilt one I found on ebay. It made a big difference in how it runs compared to original one that was on it.