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 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq 4bolt main
Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq 4bolt main
$2,100.00
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 34m
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383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2014 MODEL
383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2014 MODEL
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 3d 1h 3m

350 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine
350 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 51m
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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
$2,029.97
Time Remaining: 23d 15h 18m
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CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SHORT BLOCK DART BLOCK
CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SHORT BLOCK DART BLOCK
$2,200.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 25m
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CHEVY McGUNEGILL CT400 350cc CRATE ENGINE 400HP 400tq ONLY 100 MILES
CHEVY McGUNEGILL CT400 350cc CRATE ENGINE 400HP 400tq ONLY 100 MILES
$7,000.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 28m

CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC CHEVY MOTOR 420HP 455tq SPRING IS NEAR SALE
CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC CHEVY MOTOR 420HP 455tq SPRING IS NEAR SALE
$2,700.00
Time Remaining: 4d 21h 21m
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED HOT SALE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10R
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED HOT SALE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM10R
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 9d 4h 11m
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CHEVY 350 330 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE SILVER NIGHT HOT SALE CORVETTE GM LS 77D
CHEVY 350 330 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE SILVER NIGHT HOT SALE CORVETTE GM LS 77D
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 52m
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CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD 7D
CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD 7D
$4,195.00
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 48m
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Chevy camaro 305 crate Engine summit racing 1991 1992 1982 ect
Chevy camaro 305 crate Engine summit racing 1991 1992 1982 ect
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 26m

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 500 HORSE PO
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 500 HORSE PO
$5,195.00
Time Remaining: 16d 17h 51m
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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
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 8d 6h 11m
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CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TKY
CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TKY
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 3d 4h 8m
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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
$1,509.97
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 28m
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1997 2004 GM CHEVY CORVETTE LS1 57L V8 ENGINE CHROME BILLET OIL CAP
1997 2004 GM CHEVY CORVETTE LS1 57L V8 ENGINE CHROME BILLET OIL CAP
$23.75
Time Remaining: 2d 47m

Chevrolet Performance 19166393 Chevrolet ZZ427 Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 19166393 Chevrolet ZZ427 Crate Engine
$9,078.99
Time Remaining: 20d 12h 27m
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE7EO
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE7EO
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 18m
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355 Street MOTOR 420HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
355 Street MOTOR 420HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,185.00
Time Remaining: 12d 1h 57m
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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 7m
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CHEVY CORVETTE C2 C3 MR GASKET TWIST ON STYLE OIL FILLER CHROME CAP NEW
CHEVY CORVETTE C2 C3 MR GASKET TWIST ON STYLE OIL FILLER CHROME CAP NEW
$16.95 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 49m

CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE  LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TKY5
CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TKY5
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 16h 29m
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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: 12d 15h 56m
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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
$4,947.97
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 15m
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BluePrint Engines Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
BluePrint Engines Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 24d 7h 18m
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97 04 CHEVY CHEVROLET CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C5 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
97 04 CHEVY CHEVROLET CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C5 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
$23.95 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 49m

383 CHEVY STROKER MOTOR 465HP ROLLER 1 8 PRO STREET CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC CAMAR
383 CHEVY STROKER MOTOR 465HP ROLLER 1 8 PRO STREET CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC CAMAR
$3,550.00
Time Remaining: 13d 2h 1m
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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: 13d 3h 39m
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CHEVY 60L 366 LQ4 LS2 LS6 545 HORSE COMPLETE FI CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT 370 NEW
CHEVY 60L 366 LQ4 LS2 LS6 545 HORSE COMPLETE FI CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT 370 NEW
$8,790.00
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 15m
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CHEVY 350 350V ORAHP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO 355 10TK
CHEVY 350 350V ORAHP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO 355 10TK
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 1m
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Chevrolet  Bel Air 150 210 Convertible 1957 chevrolet bel air convertible 350 crate engine 700 r 4 automatic pb pw
Chevrolet Bel Air 150 210 Convertible 1957 chevrolet bel air convertible 350 crate engine 700 r 4 automatic pb pw
$75,895.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 1m
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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: 13d 16h 58m
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Chevrolet Performance 19260831 LSX376 Long Block Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 19260831 LSX376 Long Block Crate Engine
$6,034.99
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 9m
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CHEVY 250 ENGINE NEW IN THE CRATE
CHEVY 250 ENGINE NEW IN THE CRATE
$2,500.00
Time Remaining: 22d 14h 18m
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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: 17d 5h 52m
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Chevrolet  Chevelle Chevelle Malibu 2 door no post Coupe 1964 chevelle malibu 4 speed 373 posi new 350 crate engine
Chevrolet Chevelle Chevelle Malibu 2 door no post Coupe 1964 chevelle malibu 4 speed 373 posi new 350 crate engine
$5,100.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 3h 42m

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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.