Working on "ancient" computers can be rewarding as long as you have modern tools. Get yourself a Floppy Emu and just enjoy the computer I say. I wouldn't invest any real time into floppy crap to be honest. It was a great medium back in the day (especially since we didn't have anything else) but the wonderful part of this hobby in 2017 is that we have easy to use options to get the software to the hardware. I know you just got the floppy drive replaced and working (which is great) but the money can be spent on one of these devices and you will have fun with the machine....unless you are going for the complete nostalgia mode that includes finicky floppies
Take my Amiga for example. I have a floppy drive in it (that is useful for the times I actually need to rip a disk) but primarily use internal IDE CF and HxC SD card floppy emulation. My IIGS is using a CFFA3000. My C64 uses a C64 Ultimate. My TI99/4A uses a FinalGROM99. My vintage Gateway machine is using a Gotek and a CF to IDE adapter.
I love these machines and use them all of the time. Modernizing them to just the degree of allowing software to more easily get to the machine (and faster in all cases) has saved me a lot of headaches and have added a whole lot of conveniences.
Edited by eightbit, Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:50 PM.