If you've been fighting a lot, don't forget to take out the plugs and dry 'em and even replace.
Don't be afraid to richen up the idle and load needles on the carb a few clicks, maybe even half a turn or more.
Don't be afraid to chcke too.
I really sympathize with ya, I spent lots of time trying to start a cantankerous '28. Rebuilt carb and mag and figuring out the right settings helped a WHOLE lot.