Everybody know that Bob (aka Floyd
Lippencotte Jr.) drove the "Freight Train" AA/GD, but
few remember that he shoed another famous "twin", The
Pulsator AA/FD. AKA Racing will open this photos of history page
with some "Pulsator" photos from "We Did It For
Frank-Klass-Muravez - "The
Pulsator" - AA/FD - Irwindale, 1967
Front wheels dancing off the strip and Bob looking like he's lookin
right at ya.
"There were actually two
separate Pulsator dragsters. The one with the full body was the
first one, the one in the photos was the second one. Other than
the body, the wheelbases were the main difference. The early Pulsator
had a shorter wheelbase. Nye built the body out of fiberglass
for the first car. There was only a single mold. The top and bottom
were from the same mold, other than minor modifications for the
driver area. We ran the original Pulsator without the body more
often than not. Goob never drove the Pulsators, either the new
or old one. Bob (Muravez) was the only driver. The last time Bob
drove the car (at Long Beach), the parachute shroud got tangled
up in the bracing for the body. The car leaped up in the air and
came down so hard it flattened both oil pans. The next day Nye
and I started on the new, longer and lighter Pulsator. We sold
the original car to a guy named Jay Ohberg (he had that Chrysler
powered hearse) who used it as a show car. Bob told me the other
day that some guy recently called him and had purchased the car
with restoration in mind. Someone had converted it into a snowmobile."
Commentary from George Klass
Bob Muravez - "Frank-Klass-Muravez"
- Irwindale, 1967
Note the puke tubes from the valve covers going into the frame
rails. A breather was located in the back of the frame and petcock
drains were located in the front. "Worked great".