Hey everyone. What a great Forum. Long time reader first time poster. I have a 73 super all stock with over 500,000 miles. The engine has been through 6 rebuilds under the loving guidance of either my father (the original owner) or myself, and the old girl runs like brand new. I have owed a plethora of other vehicles, classic and new, and in my opinion the VW beetle has to be the greatest car ever made. Anyway I'm preaching to the choir. The reason for this post is I am looking to squeeze a little more power out of the stock motor. I do plan on eventually building a 1800cc stroker, but until I do I'm looking for a little more oomphh from the stocker. I'm just looking for advice on the best power vs. cash outlay. I've been looking at doing some light header work, smoothing out the sharp bend in the exhaust port because that would cost me nothing but my time. With the light header work 1.25 to 1 ratio rockers, extractor exhaust, Centrifugal distributor ( Bosch 010) , hotter coil and maybe a new carb like 32/36DFEV or 36DCNF Weber or maybe dual kadrons how much more zip can I expect? Keep in mind I'm saving the strip for the 1800cc, I just need more power for freeway on ramps and the like. Some have recommended I have the Flywheel lightened to around 13 lbs, but I'm not sure thats wise on an all stock motor, seem to me that may really affect the smoothness of the motor rev'n up. Anyway, any advice is greatly appreciated.