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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Chevrolet 454 Crate Engine No Reserve
Chevrolet 454 Crate Engine No Reserve
$1,750.00 (36 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 14m

CHEVY 350 325 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 21d 20h 10m
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CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 24d 1h 32m
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CHEVY 350 350V HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO GM CRATE 770TK
CHEVY 350 350V HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO GM CRATE 770TK
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 58m
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686 HP Dyno Tested 421 Chevy Alcohol Turnkey Crate Engine Motor 400 427 SB
686 HP Dyno Tested 421 Chevy Alcohol Turnkey Crate Engine Motor 400 427 SB
$4,200.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 36m

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
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 34m
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CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC ALUMINUM HEADS GM FREE SHIPPING
CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC ALUMINUM HEADS GM FREE SHIPPING
$2,675.00
Time Remaining: 7h 28m
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CHEVY 383 375HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE TORQUER PER HIGH PERFORMANCE GR 327 375 1D
CHEVY 383 375HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE TORQUER PER HIGH PERFORMANCE GR 327 375 1D
$3,995.00
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 49m
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383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2014 MODEL no reserve LAST ONE
383 505HP PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2014 MODEL no reserve LAST ONE
$2,125.00 (34 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 36m

CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 26m
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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
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 33m
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CHEVY 383 426HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS 10D
CHEVY 383 426HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS 10D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 33m
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CHEVY 406 490HP SMALLBLOCK PRO STREET ENGINE NEW BUILD CRATE POWERFUL HI BIDWIN
CHEVY 406 490HP SMALLBLOCK PRO STREET ENGINE NEW BUILD CRATE POWERFUL HI BIDWIN
$1,050.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 36m

CHEVY 350 330 E HP SHOW SPECIAL 31 CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO GM 7SP
CHEVY 350 330 E HP SHOW SPECIAL 31 CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMARO GM 7SP
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 47m
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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: 20d 21h 37m
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COMPLETE 454 CHEVROLET BBC CRATE ENGINE
COMPLETE 454 CHEVROLET BBC CRATE ENGINE
$4,500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 43m

CHEVY 350 326HP ENGINE PONTIAC MIDNIGHT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE7 389 10GMP
CHEVY 350 326HP ENGINE PONTIAC MIDNIGHT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE7 389 10GMP
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 9d 20h 42m
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CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS 7
CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS 7
$3,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 39m
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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
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 14d 10h 9m
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$29.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 21h 59m

CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS 7
CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS 7
$3,995.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 34m
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CHEVY 383 454 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 5DWRH
CHEVY 383 454 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 5DWRH
$5,995.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 43m
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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
$3,999.00
Time Remaining: 11d 13h 31m
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$17.50
Time Remaining: 22h 2m

CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 12m
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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
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 57m
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05 12 CHEVY CHEVROLET C6 LS2 LS3 BILLET ENGINE GUNMETAL OIL FILLER CAP
05 12 CHEVY CHEVROLET C6 LS2 LS3 BILLET ENGINE GUNMETAL OIL FILLER CAP
$23.95
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED HOT SALE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM7R
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED HOT SALE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM7R
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 46m
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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 23h 35m
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CHEVY 327 335HP CRATE ENGINE BY TUFF DAWG ENGINES
CHEVY 327 335HP CRATE ENGINE BY TUFF DAWG ENGINES
$2,495.00
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 48m
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05 10 CHEVY CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C6 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
05 10 CHEVY CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C6 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
$23.95
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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
$5,185.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 24m
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CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM7TKYBLK
CHEVY 350 328Ahp TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK HIGH PERFORMANCE GM7TKYBLK
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 47m
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New BluePrint 383 Small Block Chevy SB Stroker Crate Engine 420 HP 50K Warranty
New BluePrint 383 Small Block Chevy SB Stroker Crate Engine 420 HP 50K Warranty
$3,499.99
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 21m
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CHEVY CAMARO SS RS LSX ENGINE EMBLEMS BADGES QTY 2 NEW
CHEVY CAMARO SS RS LSX ENGINE EMBLEMS BADGES QTY 2 NEW
$16.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 10m

CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
CHEVROLET 327 330 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
$3,195.00
Time Remaining: 18d 13h 32m
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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.