Amazingly well, actually. It only needed proper tuning and timing, and now it climbs hills in third gear like they aren’t there. Honestly rather immense torque, it seems! Not surprised, I was expecting a good 50% boost in the lower part of the curve with that intake velocity...

Sorry about the crappy video format. Some weird cropping mode cause by image stabilization of the camera i was using. I will make a proper mount later. There’s a few jobs to do up next, mostly brakes, electrical, replace the tires, repack the bearings, and a quick oil change... But the baja bug is certainly getting there, and doesn’t seem to mind puttering along at 50 even in its somewhat questionable state. A new wiring harness is in the cards, and I’ve already ordered a new master cylinder. It has a front disc brake conversion from the PO, I need to take it apart, clean it, and see what i can do for pads and calipers.. I suspect karmann ghia parts will fit the conversion kit. I am also open to the possibility of going with an aftermarket system (putting something together form wilwood maybe..) to support the 30 inch tires i plan on putting on all four corners (looking at 235/75R15s...)

Oh, and here’s the ‘electrical system.’