I never know when you guys are going to start out serious and then get goofy.
Bell housing bolts!
The bracket on the left side is taller than the bracket on the right side.
The rubber grommets were also used on early XK120.
Hand cranking I think was derived for right handed people, the 90% of us, so that if it backfires, and you remember to leave your thumb loose, the crank will just pop harmlessly out of your hand. If you don’t remember to hold it loose, like my mother didn’t while cranking her 1933 Pontiac in about 1941, you can get a broken arm.
Steering wheels come from ships, but believe it or not there was once a thing called the Motor Horse that was controlled by levers that the driver pushed, pulled and lifted. It looked like a horse with a big wheel inside, and could be attached to the shafts of any carriage. It was built by Joseph Barsaleaux of Sandy Hill NY about 1897. The idea was that he was already familiar with controlling a horse, so he didn’t need to learn a new driving technique. I saw it in a museum in Wisconsin.
He also patented a steering gear.
Here’s some more fun stuff.
Horseless carriage pioneer Alexander Winton reminiscing in 1930 about his part in the early days, in which he claims to have invented the steering wheel.