Tips for Buying Chevy Crate Engines

Buying Chevy crate engines online can be risky. Below you will discover exactly what a crate motor is, what goes into reconditioning one and why you should consider buying your next engine from one of the suppliers listed below.

TWO things you need to know when buying a crate motor online.

1) There are basically two different types of crate engines, new and rebuilt. The term "crate" simply means the engine arrives in a crate ready to be installed directly into your car or truck. Typically you would need to install your own items like the carburetor or fuel injection system, distributor, exhaust manifolds and so on...continued below...

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GM Goodwrench 350ci 195 HP Chevy Crate Engine Chevrolet Performance 10067353
GM Goodwrench 350ci 195 HP Chevy Crate Engine Chevrolet Performance 10067353
$1,599.99
Time Remaining: 15d 19h 7m
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CHEVROLET 383 360 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 383 360 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 18d 20m
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BluePrint Small Block Chevy 101 SBC 383 Stroker Crate Engine 420hp 450ft lb
BluePrint Small Block Chevy 101 SBC 383 Stroker Crate Engine 420hp 450ft lb
$3,799.99
Time Remaining: 13d 18h
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CHEVROLET 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$4,795.00
Time Remaining: 16d 13h 21m
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CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 40m
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350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine Aluminum heads
350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine Aluminum heads
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 28d 14h 38m
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CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 23d 17h 39m
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12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 18d 15h 21m
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LS376 480 376ci 62L Engine 495 HP GM Crate Engine Chevy Performance 19301358
LS376 480 376ci 62L Engine 495 HP GM Crate Engine Chevy Performance 19301358
$7,186.74
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 56m
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CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE   LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 7TKY
CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 7TKY
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 5m
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Chevy 350 Crate engine 325HP 375TQ 4 bolt main chrome valve covers free shipping
Chevy 350 Crate engine 325HP 375TQ 4 bolt main chrome valve covers free shipping
$2,232.00
Time Remaining: 17d 12h 58m
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CHEVY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP BASE ENGINE
CHEVY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP BASE ENGINE
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 28d 22h 56m
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CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 18d 20m
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Chevy 383 Complete Engine w Transmission Conv 350 Stroker Crate Motor 450+ HP
Chevy 383 Complete Engine w Transmission Conv 350 Stroker Crate Motor 450+ HP
$4,500.00
Time Remaining: 14h 35m
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GM 10067353 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 195HP 2 Piece Rear Main Seal
GM 10067353 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 195HP 2 Piece Rear Main Seal
$1,599.97
Time Remaining: 18d 11h 50m
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CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10TKYBLK
CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10TKYBLK
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 57m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
$6,585.00
Time Remaining: 11d 1h 20m
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CHEVY 350 350 TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COPPER NIGHT
CHEVY 350 350 TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COPPER NIGHT
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 20m
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 31m
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BluePrint Budget SBC Small Block Chevy 350 Crate Engine 310hp 360ft lbs 951
BluePrint Budget SBC Small Block Chevy 350 Crate Engine 310hp 360ft lbs 951
$2,749.99
Time Remaining: 18d 14h 59m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP
$5,395.00
Time Remaining: 16d 16h 41m
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CHEVY 350 355 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE 10TK
CHEVY 350 355 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE 10TK
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 44m
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BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 763 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 763 hp BASE ENGINE
$8,375.00
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 9m
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ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
$15,425.61
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 9m
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CHEVY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp BASE
CHEVY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp BASE
$5,585.00
Time Remaining: 15d 18h 15m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp
$8,950.00
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 25m
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GM Performance 12499529 Chevy 350 Crate Engine Assembly 290HP 326TQ
GM Performance 12499529 Chevy 350 Crate Engine Assembly 290HP 326TQ
$2,347.08
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 41m
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BluePrint Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
BluePrint Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 50m
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CHEVY 454 502 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY VETTE GM HIGH PERFOR 496 10BTK
CHEVY 454 502 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY VETTE GM HIGH PERFOR 496 10BTK
$6,195.00
Time Remaining: 1h 43m
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CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TK 7N
CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TK 7N
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 4d 22h 20m
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Chevrolet Performance CT 350ci Crate 57L Engine
Chevrolet Performance CT 350ci Crate 57L Engine
$4,207.88
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 22m
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BluePrint Engine Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 383 63L 420HP 450TQ 4 Bolt Main
BluePrint Engine Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 383 63L 420HP 450TQ 4 Bolt Main
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 6m
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CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE  LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF327TK 7
CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF327TK 7
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 44m
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SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp BASE ENGINE
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 14d 22h 44m
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CHEVY 350 350 HP 4 BOLT V TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO10V 355TK
CHEVY 350 350 HP 4 BOLT V TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO10V 355TK
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 20m
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396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 17m
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2) Not all Chevy crate engines are created equal. While you can purchase new units online from the factory which come with a warranty, most are "rebuilt" which means they are used motors that have been reconditioned and therefore you need to be cautious as to which company you buy from.

What exactly goes into "rebuilding" an engine?

Most of the time rebuilt Chevy engines start as worn out motors that an engine re-builder, often a machine shop reconditions and makes "like new" again.


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This typically involves boring (slightly increasing) the cylinders to make true again and adding new internal components like a crankshaft and bearings, cam shaft, lifters, timing gear components and so on. If done properly the rebuilt engine is truly "good as new." ...continued after listings.

The problem is you never really know what you're getting when you order a crate engine because you can't see inside the motor without disassembling  it and a knowledge of what to look for.

Why you get an added layer of security buying a crate engine through a distributor on this site.

All companies that sell Chevy engines have professional looking web sites and offer warranties. But who exactly backs those warranties? If you buy a crate engine online from a non-local company, what happens if it fails and the company does not honor the warranty? Sure you have some recourse depending on the circumstance but sometimes this could turn out to be a real hassle.

The crate engine rebuilders listed above list their products through a system that incorporates CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. This is very important for two reasons;

  1. You can review their track record with other customers. This gives great insight as to the quality of their work and how they might respond to you with any issues you may have.
  2. The companies above are RATED by the prior customers and they know that future sales DEPEND on having an excellent rating so they are more inclined to provide you with a top quality product knowing that you could ruin their reputation if they did not.

These are very powerful reasons why it is probable the Chevy crate engines listed on this site are high quality rebuilt motors.

If you cannot find what you need above there are reputable crate engine dealers, a few are Speedway Motors, GM Performance Parts and Crate Engine Depot.