Though a new topic a good idea, as drifting away from British Leyland Australia ;D

The early Lanz Bulldogs has the hot bulb to preheat the fuel, then a swing on the handle gave you a choice of 3 forward gears and reverse or vice versa if it back my dad told me

This site has a number of videos including Hans using the steering column to start a Bulldog, and Vierzon heating the hot bulb

Lanz Bulldog Videos