While renting a Harley Davidson in Saint Helena, CA - I was sitting at Mike, the shop owner's old wooden desk in his open area office, when I glanced down and saw this picture under his glass. This surely must have been a site to see I said.
He then pointed out to his parking lot and I saw a pair of old radial engines all bolted down to engine test jigs and full throttle engine set-ups. He said, before COVID-19 hit , I used to run up these old babies all the time. One of the engines in the parking lot - ready to start was a 1,600 hp Wright Twin Cyclone engines.
He will start one of them up and run them for you for $100. If I wasn't in such a rush - I would have done it. You just never know when or where you bump into more Flying Boat history.