Welcome KGB. ( can they now say that in Russia ) You sound like you have a broad background and that bodes well for anyone reimmersing himself in the air-cooled world. Don't put down the Super until you have de-bugged it. The strut front end does more than give you more room under the front hood. The handling is there as is the stability. Some things to watch though. Does your Super do a funny shimmy at around 50-55 mph? This is the legendary Super-shimmy which has been the subject of innummerable postings over the years. Cures include any of the following:
1. tire balancing ( duh ) 2. pack the front wheel bearings in the German style ( go ahead and ask ) 3. redo the front end in neoprene bushings for the sway bar. 4. inspect the tie-rod for any sloppy tie rod ends 5. adjust the play in the steering box 6. check the strut bearing plates for extruded rubber bushings ( 71 and 72 !!!) 7.check the steering dampener for excess wear AND what eventually was my final cure - set your tire air pressure at the recommended settings 18 PSI front, 28 PSI rear ( yes; even on radials ! ) The fresh air box ? Damned handy even without heat going to it. Bannishes front windshield fog in no time. Read also my note to TC and welcome aboard. Dan (MY72BUG) in Goderich
I'd rather have a partial bottle in front of me than a partial frontal lobotomy.