Hi folks juat picked up a 52 replica with a vw donor, battery not sure if its a negative ground or positive ground. Car has been sitting since 2007 and i bought it and brought it home and no spark. Has empi distributor
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About the only thing you can damage if you guess the polarity wrong is the radio (if it has one). You might want to disconnect it before you hook up the battery. The engine, lights etc won’t be hurt by experimenting. But, you can probably determine whether positive or negative ground by some simple detective work.
Paul’s right, my money is on negative ground 12vdc system.