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Lurking & Learning: recs skill development and reading for Noob?

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My son and I are considering a EV build. Our goal is an EV daily driver autocross car, so we are looking at Miata NA, Miata NC, and Boxster.

We have basic mechanical abilities, clutches, brakes, suspension, basic repairs, and such. No experience with high voltage, no programming experience, and no metal fabrication experience. I know very little about the important details of an EV system. My son has built quadcopters for several years, so he may have a leg up on me. Safety is a concern and high voltage scares me.

Please recommend readings from DIY EVs for Dummies on up. Videos, books, reads, skill development...