Pick up the idiots guide and the Haynes manual. You can get good deals on amazon and eBay.
Oil changes and adjust valves every 3k miles.
Make sure you have timing and carb adjusted properly. Make sure on the carb the vacuum ports are capped and there is no air leaking.
Check your axle boots make sure they are not leaking. Check for oil and gear oil leaks.
Make sure you have all your cooling tin and engine compartment seal.
Bleed and adjust your brakes.
Lube your front end.