a 1970 Nova non-SS car probably came with the 307 and Powerglide as stock. Also, as Rich said, any cars that were non-SS should have the mono leaf springs unless previously changed. I have a 70 Nova that came exactly as listed above, 307/PG and mono springs. I have done quite a bit of work on it to include swapping in a 350, 700r4 tranny, multi-leafs in the rear, new PST polygraphite front end with new springs, bucket seats, etc. Still got a ways to go then to start the body and paint. Let me know if you have any questions regarding any of the above changes. IMO, it had better be rust-free and very good sheetmetal with decent interior and decent running motor for 2 grand. Then, it would be a pretty good deal.
Hope that helps,
'71 SS (now with 468BBC)
'70 Nova 350/700r4
Colo Spgs, CO
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