So I've been using my 1978 Montgomery ward as an off road tractor for a little over a year. Every time I use it, it breaks or something. Today was actually my first ride of the summer due to a belt.
What 's broken- Both headlights, has no torque (belting issue), will only turn left (teeth on steering rack), throttle hangs out the side, seat soaks up water, and then deposits it on the rider, and lots of little things.
My main issue is that steering rack. I can't buy a new one, and it's very unique, so substituting would be a huge pain.
Really the only good thing is the strong Briggs 18hp Oppy.
So I'm wondering, is it worth fixing, or do I pull the engine, and but a new chassis? I'm really torn. I don't want to get rid of it, but all it can do is ride up and down the driveway, and even that, barley. Mostly the belting issue.