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Ethanol/non leaded gas question

I'll be picking up a circa 1962 Bobcat snow blower soon. As I recall, it has a Tecumseh engine. My question... will this thing run off of today's non leaded/ethanol spiked gas??? Ifso, any parts need changing to tolerate ethanol? TIA.....
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we would need the actual motor model numbers but many old machines here and they dont mention anything, non ethanol if u can or just use stabil and dont leave fuel in motor for a prolong period of time.
if anything u might need a lead substitute additive

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we would need the actual motor model numbers but many old machines here and they dont mention anything, non ethanol if u can or just use stabil and dont leave fuel in motor for a prolong period of time.
if anything u might need a lead substitute additive
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About the only thing I would be concerned about would be the fuel line. The only seal inside the carbb is the float valve seat, which has been Viton (iirc) since at least the 70s, and won't be affected.
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