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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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
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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
$2,069.97
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CHEVY 350 385HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 4 BOLT MAIN CHEVROLET SBC HI PERF LOPEY IDLE
CHEVY 350 385HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 4 BOLT MAIN CHEVROLET SBC HI PERF LOPEY IDLE
$3,195.00
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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
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CHEVY 350 355 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE 7TK
CHEVY 350 355 HP 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CRATE 7TK
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,895.00
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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
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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
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GM Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy Truck 941 350 1 Piece Rear Main Seal
GM Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy Truck 941 350 1 Piece Rear Main Seal
$2,148.97
Time Remaining: 27d 21h 36m
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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: 26d 3h 29m
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CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS7
CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY WORLD HEADS7
$4,195.00
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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,195.00
Time Remaining: 7d 23h 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: 21d 22h 2m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 400 HORSE POWER
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 350 355 STAGE 10 CRATE MOTOR ENGINE 400 HORSE POWER
$4,895.00
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CHEVY 350 327 HP CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED STREET 7 327 corvette
CHEVY 350 327 HP CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED STREET 7 327 corvette
$2,995.00
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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
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CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$3,695.00
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CHEVY 383 427HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY ALUM HEADS GM 10D
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$4,995.00
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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
$2,595.97
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Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325HP 375TQ 4bolt main
Chevy 350 Crate Engine 325HP 375TQ 4bolt main
$2,349.00
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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
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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
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CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 7VD
CHEVY 383 426HP V 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE427 7VD
$4,995.00
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CHEVY 57L 350 355 420+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY CHEVROLET DART HEADS
CHEVY 57L 350 355 420+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY CHEVROLET DART HEADS
$6,069.00
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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS World cast heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with Dart RHS World cast heads
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 54m
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383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with RHS Aluminum heads
383 Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine with RHS Aluminum heads
$3,495.00
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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
$3,395.00
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383 STROKER SBC CRATE ENGINE 550HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY NR
383 STROKER SBC CRATE ENGINE 550HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY NR
$5,699.00
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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
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350 chevy crate engine
350 chevy crate engine
$2,000.00
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383 STROKER 700R4 transmission COMBO 510HP ROLLER TURN KEY CHEVY CRATE ENGINE
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Continued from above...

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.