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 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: 17d 18h 44m
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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
$1,509.99
Time Remaining: 23d 21h 56m
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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: 27d 6h 35m
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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: 4h 28m
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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: 20d 23h 44m
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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: 3d 37m
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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: 6d 1h 41m
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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: 21d 20h 49m
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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: 17d 15h 36m
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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
$3,795.00
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 44m
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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: 28d 17h 17m
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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: 4d 1h 18m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 510 HORSE POWER
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 383 STAGE 20 ROLLER CAM CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 510 HORSE POWER
$5,295.00
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 18m
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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
$7,186.74
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 29m
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CHEVY 350 355 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
CHEVY 350 355 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 4d 1h 5m
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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: 4d 22h 3m
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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: 27d 6h 34m
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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: 4d 1h 8m
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CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,295.00
Time Remaining: 19d 22h 8m
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CHEVY 350 335hp CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CORVETTE GM ORANGE HOT SALE 10D
CHEVY 350 335hp CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE CORVETTE GM ORANGE HOT SALE 10D
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 16m
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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
$10,825.00
Time Remaining: 29d 2h 46m
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BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 763 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 763 hp BASE ENGINE
$8,375.00
Time Remaining: 28d 21h 58m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 425 HORSE POWER
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 425 HORSE POWER
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 24d 19h 30m
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CHEVY 454 475 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK 10D
CHEVY 454 475 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK TURN KEY HIGH PERFORMANCE FAST TRACK 10D
$5,895.00
Time Remaining: 7d 1h 9m
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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: 22d 5h 39m
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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: 5d 23h 52m
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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: 11d 19h 20m
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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: 24d 20h 3m
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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: 8d 16h 24m
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Chevrolet Performance 12499529 350ci 290HP Base Crate Engine 290 HP  5100 RPM
Chevrolet Performance 12499529 350ci 290HP Base Crate Engine 290 HP 5100 RPM
$1,899.00
Time Remaining: 22d 3h 18m
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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
$1,649.97
Time Remaining: 26d 14h 39m
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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
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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
$7,186.74
Time Remaining: 18d 23h 45m
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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: 23d 13h 49m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
$6,585.00
Time Remaining: 19d 4h 8m
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396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 9d 4h 49m
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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.