Cleaning and preparing to mate with the gear box.
the very first LHD cars did have a different clutch pedal. The shape was more obvious bend to the left which was changed by late October 61. My guess is to have more foot room for the left leg when driving.
Another change did take place with the introduction of the later pedal. The first clutch pedals were fitted to a solid rather massive chunky brass bush. With the introduction of the 2nd, more straight clutch pedal, only 2 small brass rings were fitted to the pedal eye and here the big brass bush became obsolete. As the Spared parts book documents this change, we can see that only the first 104 FHC did have such a pedal. Plus a 858 OTS.