Here are pics of my 1972 Bolens Husky 1256. Last winter I actually ran on charcoal to do snowblowing. I start it with a rope, and yes it’s hard to start. I use a little portable vac to start the fire.
In the background is a blue barrel that I more recently turned into a gasifier for a Lumina APV minivan, you can find my post for it here too. I’ve since learned to crush the charcoal finer.