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: 29d 21h 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: 16d 21h 47m
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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: 29d 23h 2m
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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: 19d 2h 38m
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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: 17d 1h 30m
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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: 1d 8h 33m
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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
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 21d 19h 21m
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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: 11d
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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: 15d 7m
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383 STROKER TH350 COMBO 510HP ROLLER SEMI TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
383 STROKER TH350 COMBO 510HP ROLLER SEMI TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
$6,709.99
Time Remaining: 9d 21h 49m
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CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 35m
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GM Performance Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 330 hp Turn Key Each
GM Performance Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 330 hp Turn Key Each
$4,624.97
Time Remaining: 12d 3h 16m
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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: 12d 17h 11m
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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: 23d 1h 36m
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383 STROKER THEME MOTOR 505HP ROLLER PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC
383 STROKER THEME MOTOR 505HP ROLLER PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC
$4,799.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 41m
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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
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 3m
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CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 7d 22h 38m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 502 HORSE POWER
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 502 HORSE POWER
$5,295.00
Time Remaining: 15d 22h 59m
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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
$6,374.99
Time Remaining: 14d 4h 27m
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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: 6d 7h 59m
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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: 17d 22h 33m
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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: 3d 42m
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420 HP 383 Stroker SBC Custom Chevy Crate Engine For Camaro Chevelle 383 427 434
420 HP 383 Stroker SBC Custom Chevy Crate Engine For Camaro Chevelle 383 427 434
$4,999.00
Time Remaining: 18d 18h 30m
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383 STROKER MOTOR THEME 510HP ROLLER TURNKEY OPTION PRO ST CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
383 STROKER MOTOR THEME 510HP ROLLER TURNKEY OPTION PRO ST CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
$5,285.00
Time Remaining: 17d 23h 23m
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CHEVY 454 435 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE GOODSTR496 30D
CHEVY 454 435 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE GOODSTR496 30D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 20d 10h 28m
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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: 13d 4h 11m
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CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 10D
CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 10D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 5m
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Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine 12499529
Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine 12499529
$2,099.00
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 18m
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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: 8d 17h 43m
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Chevrolet Performance 502ci Crate 82L Engine
Chevrolet Performance 502ci Crate 82L Engine
$6,968.46
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 32m
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700 Hp Big Block Chevy 582 Stroker Custom BBC Crate Engine Complete 454 496 502
700 Hp Big Block Chevy 582 Stroker Custom BBC Crate Engine Complete 454 496 502
$15,499.00
Time Remaining: 18d 18h 32m
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BB CHEVY 454 500HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 585FTLBS TURN KEY 2 YEAR WARRANTY
BB CHEVY 454 500HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 585FTLBS TURN KEY 2 YEAR WARRANTY
$7,499.00
Time Remaining: 28d 17h 43m
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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: 6d 7h 26m
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327 Chevy High Perf balanced Crate engine with Aluminum or Camelhump heads
327 Chevy High Perf balanced Crate engine with Aluminum or Camelhump heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 21h 54m
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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 8h 5m
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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 7h 7m
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Continued from above...

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.