Guy........you do know ya can't gitt'chur tractor moving while it idle rpms, don't you??? Gonna haffta run yer hand throttle to about 1/3-to-1/2 onna the dash quadrant. And it is perfectly normal/legal to SLIP the clutch to gitt started moving. Don't DUMP the clutch pedal.
Keep yer itchy-twitchy finger off'n them handy-dandy carb tweek'ums ...but... NOOooo you can't leave well'enuff alone. Gotta muck'round, eh? ASK.......and we'll tell'ya how to adjust the weird M/S carb.
Then you confess......."It also would not start without a quick shot of starting fluid each time"; thattza good way to BURN yer valves. You know what happens when you BURN yer valves don't you??? HARD STARTING 'cuz the engine don't have much compression ennymore. You doubt? Do the dreaded compression test. Ford specs: 90psi min (dry) FYI, New engine is about 125psi.
Ennytime you have "starting issues", replace yer sparkies.....NO ARGUE!!!
Recommend AutoLite 437's gapped 0.025". Don't throw yer FLOODED sparkies away, clean'n'dry them, one-atta-time in HOT running engine and save'um fer the next time. (and there will be a next time) ........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister