Both Dad and Mom worked for Pratt & Whitney in E. Hartford building the Double Wasp engine that powered the Corsairs. Every time I see a picture of one, I wonder whether my parents helped build the engine.
Insight into your predilection for things that go: "click-buzz-whirrr..." !!!
Interesting about the distributor nomenclature. "Left" and "right" as opposed to "front" and "rear"... does that mean the engine was further separated left and right for ignition? I'd have thought it would be better to fire all eight, each in one dizzy, front and back.
But what do I know. Just curious.