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 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
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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
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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
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
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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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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
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CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 327 330 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
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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
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CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 310 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
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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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CHEVY 350 385HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 4 BOLT MAIN CHEVROLET SBC HI PERF LOPEY IDLE
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12530283 96 2000 New Chevy 3 4 1 Ton 57 Crate Engine
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CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 454 450 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
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350 Chevy High Perf balanced Crate engine Dart cast heads
350 Chevy High Perf balanced Crate engine Dart cast heads
$2,995.00
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GM Performance 12530283 Vortec 350 Crate Engine Assembly Chevy L31 R Truck
GM Performance 12530283 Vortec 350 Crate Engine Assembly Chevy L31 R Truck
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383 475HP PRO STREET SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2017 MODEL NO RESERVE
383 475HP PRO STREET SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2017 MODEL NO RESERVE
$1,999.00 (1 Bid)
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BB CHEVY 454 500HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 585FTLBS TURN KEY 2 YEAR WARRANTY
BB CHEVY 454 500HP CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 585FTLBS TURN KEY 2 YEAR WARRANTY
$7,499.00
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CHEVY LS CRATE ENGINE 60L 364CID LS2 LS1 LS3 LSX 550HP TURN KEY RECT PORT HEADS
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327 Chevy High Perf balanced Crate engine with Aluminum or Camelhump heads
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GM Performance 12499529 Chevy 350 Crate Engine Assembly 290HP 326TQ
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Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine 12499529
Chevrolet Performance 350 290HP Crate Engine 12499529
$2,347.08
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BluePrint Budget SBC Small Block Chevy 350 Crate Engine 310hp 360ft lbs 951
BluePrint Budget SBC Small Block Chevy 350 Crate Engine 310hp 360ft lbs 951
$2,849.99
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CHEVY 383 VORTEC HIGH PERF BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
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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
$4,995.00
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Chevy 350 57 Crate Goodwrench Long Block Engine
Chevy 350 57 Crate Goodwrench Long Block Engine
$740.00 (9 Bids)
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12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
12530282 96 2000 New Chevy 1 2 Ton 57 Crate Engine
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BluePrint Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
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BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 763 hp BASE ENGINE
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CHEVROLET 383 360 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE 4 BOLT TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE CHEVY
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GM OEM Performance LS3 376 62L Gen IV 480 HP ENGINE 19301358 NEW CHEVY CRATE
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396 Chevy Chevelle Camaro Corvette High Perf Big Block Crate BB engine
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CHEVROLET 350 325 HP HIGH PERF TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE
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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
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BRAND NEW GM Goodwrench 350 ci Crate Engine Chevrolet Truck Car 350ci 10086036
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CHEVY 57L 350 355 385+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY DYNO TEST 2 YEAR WARRANTY
CHEVY 57L 350 355 385+HP CUSTOM CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY DYNO TEST 2 YEAR WARRANTY
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
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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.