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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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
$4,899.00
Time Remaining: 21d 16h 16m
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05 13 CHEVY CHEVROLET C6 LS2 LS3 BILLET ENGINE GUNMETAL OIL FILLER CAP
05 13 CHEVY CHEVROLET C6 LS2 LS3 BILLET ENGINE GUNMETAL OIL FILLER CAP
$23.95
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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: 4d 51m
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Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq
Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325hp 373tq
$1,900.00
Time Remaining: 9d 16h 14m
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SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE PUMP GAS 385HP BIG TORQUE
SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE PUMP GAS 385HP BIG TORQUE
$2,899.00
Time Remaining: 9h 29m
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05 13 CHEVY CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C6 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
05 13 CHEVY CORVETTE LS2 LS3 C6 BILLET CHROME OIL CAP
$40.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 49m

Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 Complete Crate Engine Motor Gm Aluminum Stuff 260hp
Sbc Small Block Chevy 350 Complete Crate Engine Motor Gm Aluminum Stuff 260hp
$1,895.00
Time Remaining: 8d 11h 20m
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CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC CHEVY MOTOR 420HP 455TQ 50 SHIPPING
CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE SBC CHEVY MOTOR 420HP 455TQ 50 SHIPPING
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 58m
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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: 8d 18h 10m
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT RED CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE
$2,050.00
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 14m
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22 CHEVY CORVETTE STING RAY IN 3D EMBLEM EMBOSSED METAL SIGNDEALERGARAGE
22 CHEVY CORVETTE STING RAY IN 3D EMBLEM EMBOSSED METAL SIGNDEALERGARAGE
$9.05 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 37m

CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE   LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 5TKY
CHEVY 350 325hp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF 5TKY
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 16m
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CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
$3,195.00
Time Remaining: 26d 12h 39m
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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
$3,695.00
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 23m
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CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,395.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 22m
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LARGE 21 CHEVROLET BOWTIE EMBLEM METAL SIGN CHEVY DEALER GARAGE MAN CAVE
LARGE 21 CHEVROLET BOWTIE EMBLEM METAL SIGN CHEVY DEALER GARAGE MAN CAVE
$5.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 37m

CHEVY 350 330 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE SILVER NIGHT HOT SALE CORVETTE GM LS 10D
CHEVY 350 330 HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE SILVER NIGHT HOT SALE CORVETTE GM LS 10D
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 20h 12m
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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: 23d 22h 42m
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Chevrolet Performance 19260831 LSX376 Long Block Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 19260831 LSX376 Long Block Crate Engine
$5,974.99
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 58m
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COMPLETE 454 468 CHEVY 510HP CRATE ENGINE HYDRAULIC ROLLER BIG RELIABLE POWER
COMPLETE 454 468 CHEVY 510HP CRATE ENGINE HYDRAULIC ROLLER BIG RELIABLE POWER
$3,799.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 57m
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LSA LS3 LS7 L76 SRX LS ENGINE WATER PUMP NEW CRATE ENGINE TAKE OFF
LSA LS3 LS7 L76 SRX LS ENGINE WATER PUMP NEW CRATE ENGINE TAKE OFF
$85.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 43m

Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine
$2,065.00
Time Remaining: 17d 17h 43m
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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: 1d 1h 42m
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CHEVY 383 427HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS GM 10D
CHEVY 383 427HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS GM 10D
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 45m
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CHEVY 350 325 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP 4 BOLT HI PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 15d 12h 46m
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Chevrolet  El Camino Conquista Standard Cab Pickup 2 Door 1986 chevrolet el camino conquista standard cab pickup w 350 290 hp crate engine
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$4,000.00
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 33m
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CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD 7
CHEVY 350BV 383 406HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART WORLD 7
$4,195.00
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 2m
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Chevrolet Performance 19166393 Chevrolet ZZ427 Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 19166393 Chevrolet ZZ427 Crate Engine
$9,078.99
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 16m
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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
$2,695.00
Time Remaining: 15d 19h 23m
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 24d 2h 22m
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ROUTE 66 ICE TRUCK STOP Embossed Metal Tin Sign Drinks Retro Wall Art Nascar
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$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 49m

355 Street MOTOR 375HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
355 Street MOTOR 375HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$3,999.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 41m
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Chevrolet Performance LS3 62L E Rod Crate Engines 19257230
Chevrolet Performance LS3 62L E Rod Crate Engines 19257230
$7,950.95
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 23m
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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: 8d 3h 8m
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SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE ALUM HEADS PUMP GAS 440HP BIG TORQUE
SMALL BLOCK CHEVY 383 STROKER CRATE ENGINE ALUM HEADS PUMP GAS 440HP BIG TORQUE
$3,799.00
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 57m
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CHEVY CORVETTE LS1 57L ENGINE CHROME BILLET OIL CAP
CHEVY CORVETTE LS1 57L ENGINE CHROME BILLET OIL CAP
$23.96
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 15m

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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.