Originally Posted by jhill52788
... maybe someone can point me to a thread for these jobs..
The Techinfo section of this site is full of How-To information, including articles on intake replacements, and throttle body cleaning. Search is also your friend, but Techinfo covers those two, at least. Upper left corner of your screen. The V in BonneVille is pointing to it (at least in my browser).
As far as just making it run better, I'd at least look at the spark plugs, and replace them if necessary. Maybe plug wires, fuel filter, and an O2 sensor. A good tuneup, in other words.