I was at the club meeting sunday and several times I heard different people say they didn't really know where to start or that tech info they read is over their head. I am a beginner myself and I thought I would share a resource that I have found very useful. Diyelectriccar.com has lots of good info and they have tons of articles in there DIY EV wiki.
The battery articles in the "selecting parts" section about halfway down the first page contain answers to a lot of the battery technical questions that came up at the meeting sunday.
Hope this site is not old news to everyone. If not, I would encourage anyone looking to convert a car to start there reading there.