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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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with RHS Aluminum heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with RHS Aluminum heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 53m
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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
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 33m
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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 24d 14h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $2,195.00

CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 13h 1m
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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
$4,695.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 32m
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383 STROKER MOTOR 505HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
383 STROKER MOTOR 505HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,899.00
Time Remaining: 18d 14h 1m
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383 STROKER MOTOR 465HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
383 STROKER MOTOR 465HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,399.00
Time Remaining: 11d 18h 39m
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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS World cast heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS World cast heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $3,495.00

CHEVY 350 350A HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
CHEVY 350 350A HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 9d 15h 30m
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383 STROKER MOTOR 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
383 STROKER MOTOR 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,999.00
Time Remaining: 5d 19h 27m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 500 HORSE POWER
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 500 HORSE POWER
$5,295.00
Time Remaining: 16d 15h 28m
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CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 10DWRH
CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 10DWRH
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 33m
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CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
$3,195.00
Time Remaining: 20d 14h 31m
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CHEVY 383 427HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS GM 10D
CHEVY 383 427HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS GM 10D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 4m
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383 STROKER MOTOR 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE ZOMBIE 383
383 STROKER MOTOR 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE ZOMBIE 383
$5,385.00
Time Remaining: 16d 16h 47m
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CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM 7TKYBLK
CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM 7TKYBLK
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 5d 4h
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10O
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10O
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 31m
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CHEVY 400 520 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 327 350 383
CHEVY 400 520 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 327 350 383
$6,290.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $6,290.00

CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 10d 13h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $3,395.00

CHEVY 57L 350 355 385+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY DYNO TEST 2 YEAR WARRANTY
CHEVY 57L 350 355 385+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY DYNO TEST 2 YEAR WARRANTY
$4,385.00
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $4,385.00

CHEVY 350 430 HORSE COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 305 327 383 400 454
CHEVY 350 430 HORSE COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 305 327 383 400 454
$4,590.00
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 10m
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CHEVY 350 385HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 4 BOLT MAIN CHEVROLET SBC HI PERF LOPEY IDLE
CHEVY 350 385HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 4 BOLT MAIN CHEVROLET SBC HI PERF LOPEY IDLE
$3,195.00
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $3,195.00

CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD10D
CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD10D
$4,195.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 45m
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383 STROKER SBC CRATE ENGINE 550HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY NR
383 STROKER SBC CRATE ENGINE 550HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY NR
$5,699.00
Time Remaining: 12d 5h 10m
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Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq 4bolt main TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq 4bolt main TWO YEAR WARRANTY
$2,285.00
Time Remaining: 22d 11h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $2,285.00

383 STROKER 700r4 transmission COMBO 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
383 STROKER 700r4 transmission COMBO 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
$7,399.99
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $7,399.99

CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,895.00
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $2,895.00

CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 21d 1h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $2,195.00

CHEVY 454 510 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 396 402 427 BBC
CHEVY 454 510 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 396 402 427 BBC
$6,490.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $6,490.00

383 STROKER TH350 transmission COMBO 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
383 STROKER TH350 transmission COMBO 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
$6,709.99
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $6,709.99

CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $3,695.00

Chevy 383 Stroker Turn Key Crate Engine With 450HP
Chevy 383 Stroker Turn Key Crate Engine With 450HP
$7,200.00
Time Remaining: 9d 12h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $7,200.00

CHEVY 57L 350 355 420+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY CHEVROLET DART HEADS
CHEVY 57L 350 355 420+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY CHEVROLET DART HEADS
$6,069.00
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $6,069.00

350 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS cast heads
350 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS cast heads
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00

GM Performance 12499529 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 290HP 326TQ
GM Performance 12499529 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 290HP 326TQ
$2,069.97
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $2,069.97

CHEVY 383 375V HP VORTEC TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE350 30TK
CHEVY 383 375V HP VORTEC TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE350 30TK
$3,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 19m
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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.

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.