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    Question Does this Pontiac Can Am have a 403 Olds or a 400 Pontiac?

    So, does this 1977 Pontiac Can Am have a 403 or a 400? According to Wikipedia of the 1,377 Can Am's made there are only 42 on the Can Am Registry with a 403. Comparing pictures of the motor in question with other 403's and 400's it seems that the oil filler pipe is in the right place to be a 403, but I don't know too much about these cars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieseleverything View Post
    So, does this 1977 Pontiac Can Am have a 403 or a 400? According to Wikipedia of the 1,377 Can Am's made there are only 42 on the Can Am Registry with a 403. Comparing pictures of the motor in question with other 403's and 400's it seems that the oil filler pipe is in the right place to be a 403, but I don't know too much about these cars.


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    That one has the Olds 403.

    Good eye on the oil filler pipe; that is an obvious clue!

    I really like the Can Am, especially the ones equipped with the same-year TA's 200 hp 400 Pontiac. Not a rocketship, but a car with lots of potential that was fun as hell to drive... .

    PS: Another "way to tell" -

    As with the same-era Trans Ams, if the car has the high-performance 400 Pontiac, the shaker scoop's callouts will read, "T/A 6.6" - if it has the olds 403, it will read, "6.6 litre."

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