rust in the gas tank
I have rust in my gas tank. It's an old Wizard (Western Auto?) front tine tiller. Model GIS-2020 A 37 Ser#3776427. the engine is a Briggs and that's all I know about it. I can't find the model number on the blower housing but it does say "easy spin" in the center and the carb is a manual slide choke. I don't even know if it has points and condenser. The machine has been sitting in a shed for years but with a little carb cleaner it did start. I did notice the inside of the metal gas tank is rusty. before plugging up the fuel pick-up pipe I need to know if there is a way to clean out the rust and seal the inside to prevent future rust. A local lawn mower shop says he can get me a new tank for 60 big ones. I'm retired and have more time than money. Any ideas? Thanks. One more thing....did Briggs ever put out horizontal shaft engines and not stamp the model numbers on the housing? There is a place on the front of the housing where there was a decal at one time.