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 383 STROKER Short Block Balanced Blueprinted Pump Gas Crate Motor Engine
Chevy 383 STROKER Short Block Balanced Blueprinted Pump Gas Crate Motor Engine
$1,696.00
Time Remaining: 21d 23h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1,696.00

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
$7,256.61
Time Remaining: 26d 11h 12m
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Chevrolet 19258602 Circle track Racing 350 Crate Engine
Chevrolet 19258602 Circle track Racing 350 Crate Engine
$4,169.94
Time Remaining: 13d 5h 10m
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Chevrolet 454 LS7 Crate Engine XCH
Chevrolet 454 LS7 Crate Engine XCH
$3,500.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $3,500.00

CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $2,295.00

Chevrolet 19210008 350 High Output Deluxe Crate Engine
Chevrolet 19210008 350 High Output Deluxe Crate Engine
$4,975.34
Time Remaining: 18d 12h 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
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 28d 8h 47m
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ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
ZZ572 720R Deluxe Crate Engine 727 HP 572ci Chevy Performance 19201334
$15,655.49
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 41m
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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: 29d 15h 52m
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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
$7,256.61
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 28m
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12530283 96 2000 New Chevy 3 4 1 Ton 57 Crate Engine
12530283 96 2000 New Chevy 3 4 1 Ton 57 Crate Engine
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 13d 7h 9m
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CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 383 360 HP 4 BOLT HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 33m
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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: 5d 8h 2m
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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: 26d 11h 29m
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383 Chevy Marine Grade Engine for Airboat Inboard Boat Small Block Crate Motor
383 Chevy Marine Grade Engine for Airboat Inboard Boat Small Block Crate Motor
$9,699.00
Time Remaining: 14d 12h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $9,699.00

CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 43m
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CHEVY 60L 366 LQ4 LS2 LS6 404 HORSE COMPLETE FI CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT 370 NEW
CHEVY 60L 366 LQ4 LS2 LS6 404 HORSE COMPLETE FI CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT 370 NEW
$8,290.00
Time Remaining: 2d 16h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $8,290.00

CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE TRUCK CAMARO
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE TRUCK CAMARO
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 28d 10h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00

Factory New Surplus 62 GM Chevy Diesel Crate Engine
Factory New Surplus 62 GM Chevy Diesel Crate Engine
$4,200.00
Time Remaining: 28d 12h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $4,200.00

FORGED 383 Chevy STROKER Short Block Balanced Blueprinted Crate Motor Engine
FORGED 383 Chevy STROKER Short Block Balanced Blueprinted Crate Motor Engine
$2,696.00
Time Remaining: 23d 22h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $2,696.00

CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 1m
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CHEVY 454 425 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 396 402 427 BBC
CHEVY 454 425 HORSEPOWER COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PRO BUILT NEW 396 402 427 BBC
$5,090.00
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $5,090.00

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
$5,990.00
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $5,990.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 434 STAGE 55 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 632 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 434 STAGE 55 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 632 hp
$8,750.00
Time Remaining: 16d 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $8,750.00

GM 22L Crate Engine 1990 1991
GM 22L Crate Engine 1990 1991
$1,200.00
Time Remaining: 23d 5h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp
$8,750.00
Time Remaining: 15d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $8,750.00

SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 427 STAGE 52 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 628 hp BASE ENGINE
$7,395.00
Time Remaining: 24d 12h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $7,395.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 377 STAGE 23 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 377 STAGE 23 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp
$6,250.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $6,250.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp
$7,295.00
Time Remaining: 25d 11h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $7,295.00

CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
CHEVY SBC 421 STAGE 40 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 550 hp BASE
$6,295.00
Time Remaining: 25d 13h 7m
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SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 SUPER STROKER STAGE 22 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 530 hp BASE ENGINE
$5,150.00
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $5,150.00

CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE ROLLER CAM 435 HP
$5,395.00
Time Remaining: 21d 12h 13m
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BBC CHEVY 632 STAGE 95 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 812 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 632 STAGE 95 DART BLOCK AFR HEADS CRATE MOTOR 812 hp BASE ENGINE
$10,950.00
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $10,950.00

BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 728 hp SERPENTINE
BBC CHEVY 540 555 ENGINE STAGE 70 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 728 hp SERPENTINE
$9,495.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $9,495.00

CHEVY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp BASE
CHEVY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp BASE
$5,650.00
Time Remaining: 20d 13h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $5,650.00

SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $4,495.00

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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.


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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.