[The muffler, cylinder, intake manifold, and fork lowers were given several thick coats of hi-temp matte-black paint, after which they look 20 years newer. The finish on the MB’s elongated fuel tank, part of which extends under the bench seat, is in good shape, but the same can’t be said for the inside. I twist off the cap and peer in. Ooh, not very encouraging; it’s rusty. There is crusty rust, chunky rust, and dusty rust, and no matter how long I shake it, it keeps pouring out. It’s like the Horn Of Plenty, except with iron oxide, and it’s a gas tank. There’s a company called Rusteco near the MC offices here in El Segundo that claims to have an effective, non-toxic rust-removal treatment. I’ll have to give them a call.