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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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 28d 11h 12m
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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
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 10d 9h 6m
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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: 29d 5h 55m
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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: 25d 11h 48m
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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: 4d 3h 53m
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CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE  LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TK 7
CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TK 7
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 8m
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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: 10d 6h 5m
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 30m
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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
$4,195.00
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 52m
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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
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 31m
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10D
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10D
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 31m
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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: 25d 12h 53m
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427 555hp PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL DART HEADS FORGED
427 555hp PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL DART HEADS FORGED
$4,795.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m

427 540hp CHEVY BIGBLOCK CRATE ENGINE NEW 2016 HI BIDDER WINS LAST ONE
427 540hp CHEVY BIGBLOCK CRATE ENGINE NEW 2016 HI BIDDER WINS LAST ONE
$5,595.00 (25 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m

383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL NO RESERVE
383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL NO RESERVE
$3,550.00 (55 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m

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: 1d 16h 30m
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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: 6d 13h 40m
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496 CU IN 606hp CHEVY ENGINE BIGBLOCK STROKER POWERFULL 454 502 540 CRATE MOTOR
496 CU IN 606hp CHEVY ENGINE BIGBLOCK STROKER POWERFULL 454 502 540 CRATE MOTOR
$5,200.00 (38 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m

CHEVY 454 547 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK10D
CHEVY 454 547 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK10D
$6,995.00
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 49m
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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
$6,950.47
Time Remaining: 5d 10h 56m
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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Aluminum heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Aluminum heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 12d 6h 32m
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CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 21d 9h 14m
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CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART 202 10D
CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART 202 10D
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 31m
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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: 27d 7h 18m
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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: 8d 16h 49m
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CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 7DWRH
CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 7DWRH
$4,695.00
Time Remaining: 12h 42m
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ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 720 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 720 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
$12,950.00
Time Remaining: 25d 9h 34m
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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: 8d 5h 49m
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Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
$2,875.00
Time Remaining: 25d 3h 35m
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CHEVROLET GM Goodwrench 350ci Engine OEM GM Performace SBC  350 Crate Motor
CHEVROLET GM Goodwrench 350ci Engine OEM GM Performace SBC 350 Crate Motor
$800.00
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 16m
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Chevy SBC 383 375Hp Cast Hypereutectic Aluminum Head Hyd Roller Crate Engine
Chevy SBC 383 375Hp Cast Hypereutectic Aluminum Head Hyd Roller Crate Engine
$3,325.00
Time Remaining: 18d 9h 31m
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383 450HP STREET CRUISER SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL NO RESERVE
383 450HP STREET CRUISER SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2016 MODEL NO RESERVE
$2,676.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 11h 44m

ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
$14,423.00
Time Remaining: 26d 3h 8m
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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
$6,950.47
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 39m
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CHEVY 350T 383 362 HP TBI CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 4x4 GM 1987 1995 TPI D10
CHEVY 350T 383 362 HP TBI CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 4x4 GM 1987 1995 TPI D10
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 13h 34m
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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
$1,549.97
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 50m
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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.