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Old 23rd-August-2007, 02:11 AM   #1
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1970 Nova Battery, which is factory correct side post or top post?.....

Would '70 Novas & Acadians come from the factory with either the side mount terminals or were they still top post terminals? Which year was the change-over from top to the side post version?
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Old 23rd-August-2007, 02:54 AM   #2
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I think it was top post.

I don't think they changed over until 75.
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Old 23rd-August-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
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1970 is a top post.

side connections made a appearance around 1975 or 1974
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Old 23rd-August-2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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Both of my 72's had side post, and my bro's 73 Blazer is also side post.
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Old 23rd-August-2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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just think of side terminals in the same time as rectangle head lights appeared.
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Old 29th-August-2007, 08:40 AM   #6
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I thought that the side posts came about in 73. Not sure on that though as all of my 73's have been far beyond any stock battery cables.
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Old 29th-August-2007, 09:21 AM   #7
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I believe Pontiac was first with the side post in '70. My '71 Chevy truck had a side post new.
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Old 29th-August-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
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My 72 has side mount, although I'm not sure if its correct or not..
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Old 29th-August-2007, 10:27 PM   #9
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My folks had a 73 Nova Custom. It had side terminals.
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Old 30th-August-2007, 12:48 AM   #10
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chevy used the sidepost midyear in 1969 on the camaro.....not sure when they did it on novas..i'm a 1st 2nd gen guy....
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Old 28th-January-2013, 01:42 PM   #11
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Would '70 Novas & Acadians come from the factory with either the side mount terminals or were they still top post terminals? Which year was the change-over from top to the side post version?
Thanks for your help!
My 71' is all factory and has top post
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Old 28th-January-2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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I believe it was a option with the heavy duty battery...not 100% sure though
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My 72 parts car came with the heavy duty batt option and has side terminals
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My '72 also came with side terminals.
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