I wrote the stuff below this morning and was going to add a little more but Stan's and Mark's responses have pretty well covered it. A lot of this myself, Stan, Danny, Mark and some others of course already know, but for those new to the modified VW world it's always good to discuss it again because if it enlightens 1 more person it's worth it. And don't worry about thread drift, @RS-60 mark- 'cause soon we'll be talkin' 'bout pie!
@Stan Galat wrote- "Let's just agree that the stock Type 1 oiling system is a joke and needs help."
Oh, I think we all agree there, Stan! I've written this before but for anyone who's missed it- you have to remember what the VW Beetle was originally- a low cost, (relatively) low maintenance commuter car for the masses. Oil was expensive, so even the 2 1/2 (instead of 4 that most engines were designed with) quarts it took to fill it was considered a cost saving as well. Yes, the oil system has failings (that especially rear their ugly head when you make the engine rev higher and make substantially more power) but you have to realize that when driven and maintained as intended, these 'low cost commuter cars' regularly clocked 100,000 + miles before the engines needed to be rebuilt, which was not yet routine in the automotive world. The factory found more than acceptable engine life without (among other things) the machining steps we now call the Hoover mods, so you can understand why they were never incorporated.