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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OMPLETE 350 355 CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 325HP
OMPLETE 350 355 CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 325HP
$1,999.00
Time Remaining: 25d 59m
Buy It Now for only: $1,999.00

GM OEM Performance LS3 376 62L Gen IV 480 HP ENGINE 19301358 NEW CHEVY CRATE
GM OEM Performance LS3 376 62L Gen IV 480 HP ENGINE 19301358 NEW CHEVY CRATE
$7,256.61
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 28m
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Chevrolet 454 LS7 Crate Engine XCH
Chevrolet 454 LS7 Crate Engine XCH
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 29m
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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
$15,655.49
Time Remaining: 8d 20h 57m
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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
$7,256.61
Time Remaining: 18d 4h 44m
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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: 22d 36m
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CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 27d 3h 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: 4d 22h 20m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 510 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 510 hp
$6,150.00
Time Remaining: 20d 8h 16m
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CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE TRUCK CAMARO
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE TRUCK CAMARO
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 58m
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SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 510 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 510 hp BASE ENGINE
$5,150.00
Time Remaining: 22d 6h 32m
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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: 7d 20h 18m
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CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 17m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 434 STAGE 55 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 632 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 434 STAGE 55 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 632 hp
$8,750.00
Time Remaining: 18d 13h 19m
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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: 28d 23h 45m
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CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 22m
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BBC CHEVY 632 STAGE 95 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 812 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 632 STAGE 95 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 812 hp BASE ENGINE
$10,950.00
Time Remaining: 28d 7h 45m
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CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 20d 22h 58m
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Chevrolet 19258602 Circle track Racing 350 Crate Engine
Chevrolet 19258602 Circle track Racing 350 Crate Engine
$4,223.74
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 25m
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SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,395.00
Time Remaining: 27d 1h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $7,395.00

CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 19d 23h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $2,295.00

SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 19d 9h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $4,495.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp
$7,295.00
Time Remaining: 27d 23h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $7,295.00

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: 28d 21h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $2,295.00

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: 24d 29m
Buy It Now for only: $5,395.00

383 STROKER MOTOR 400HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
383 STROKER MOTOR 400HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,799.00
Time Remaining: 26d 42m
Buy It Now for only: $4,799.00

CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00

CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
$6,295.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $6,295.00

BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 752 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 752 hp BASE ENGINE
$8,495.00
Time Remaining: 28d 2h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $8,495.00

GM 383ci Stroker Crate Engine  Longblock  Aluminum Heads  Flat Tappet Cam
GM 383ci Stroker Crate Engine Longblock Aluminum Heads Flat Tappet Cam
$4,499.00
Time Remaining: 18d 6h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $4,499.00

JEGS Performance Products 7353 Small Block Chevy 350ci Crate Engine Pre 1986 Cas
JEGS Performance Products 7353 Small Block Chevy 350ci Crate Engine Pre 1986 Cas
$1,699.99
Time Remaining: 18d 18h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $1,699.99

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
$5,650.00
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $5,650.00

BBC CHEVY 454 468 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 600 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 454 468 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 600 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,285.00
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $7,285.00

BBC CHEVY 496 505 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 674 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 496 505 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 674 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,495.00
Time Remaining: 28d 53m
Buy It Now for only: $7,495.00

Chevrolet Performance 19333157 SBC SP350 375 HP Base Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 19333157 SBC SP350 375 HP Base Crate Engine
$5,049.00
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $5,049.00

BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 731 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 731 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,850.00
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 9m
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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.