Ok, i've done some searching. I recently bought a 52 chevy coupe. I've been tinkering with it the last few days trying to get it to run. This may be a dumb question, but considering there was no battery in it, and it still has a generator, how do you know if it's been converted to 12v? It has newer looking batt. cables on it, and the coil says 12volt. I put jumper cables on it to see if the starter works and if i could get any spark out of it. Starter works, spark doesn't. ( haven't messed with possable spark issues, i ran out of time yesterday) I've done a little research on things to look for in that instance that i have yet to try.. But if it is still a 6v car, i can get it to at least fire as long as i have a 12volt coil correct? The starter activation itself is on a button, it's not a foot starter. Is there some sort of identifying marks on the generator i should be looking for to see if it is 12v? There is a block on the firewall, i assume its a voltage regulator, but it looks pretty old, not like a big rectangular new looking one. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but i am a newb to these old cars, and i'm really not a mecanic, more of a body man. I wanna swap a more modern drivetrain just because they are MORE complicated and i get it! Any advice would be appreciated, and i appolagize if you have a better way of searching, but i looked here and google for a solid couple hours.