I recently purchased my first classic car, a 68 Cougar XR7 with a 302 V8. It seems to be in good condition, but i'm just now beginning to dig my teeth into upgrading and fixing the fucker up to a higher standard. All my prior experience has been with modern muscle cars and motorcycles, so to a large degree I am flying blind. My first question would be for the seasoned salty boys out there: what are the first few mods you would recommend? I'm not trying to do a restoration and she is my daily driver, but I live in a tiny town and don't drive much as i'm a dog **** beat disabled veteran lol. I want her to be reliable and beautiful, and have a lil balls, but not be something ridiculous like my last car which was a 700hp Mustang. I have the stock 3 speed automatic transmission in it currently and i'm completely clueless if that trans can handle a head and cam swap etc etc. It is currently about 75% restored, but I frankly don't know **** about what i'm doing here. Some basic guidance and a northern star for a goal would be much appreciated from you folks. I'm replacing the gauges right now since none of them currently work, but i'm trying to figure on where to aim my lonely checking account at next. I'm not wealthy, but i've got a little jingle to jangle with...if my wife lets me out of my cage that is lol.