Sled, go to youtube and dive into the akoperatorsunion47/74 channel and also anything with Jim Fuller in it. He’s the genius behind Rifle Dynamics that Whirly mentioned. There are tons of resources out there for you to get acquainted with your new freind and understand the method to the madness of the AK family.
You made a good choice btw. My WASR has been as solid and dependable as a man could ask.
This is part 1 of 3 of the Rifle Dynamics AK builder course ITS Tactical put on the tube. It explains a lot of the whys and hows.