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: 27d 13h 6m
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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 15d 23h 55m
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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: 27d 13h 8m
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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
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 3d 23h 26m
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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
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 22d 5h 13m
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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
$2,089.97
Time Remaining: 16d 6h 47m
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CHEVY 350 350AY HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
CHEVY 350 350AY HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 3m
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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 5h 10m
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CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
CHEVY 350B 383 409HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE TURN KEY DART HEADS10
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 40m
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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: 24d 3h 44m
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CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 7DWRH
CHEVY 383 427 HP 4 BOLT CRATE ENGINE TURN KEY ORANGE GM HIGH PERFORMANCE 7DWRH
$4,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 35m
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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
$6,340.71
Time Remaining: 17d 7h 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: 21d 5h 35m
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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: 20d 4h 6m
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CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
CHEVY 383 350 HP 4 BOLT TBI BALANCED CRATE ENGINE
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 10d 59m
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BluePrint Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
BluePrint Engine Assembly Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 355 4 Bolt Main
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 12d 22h 56m
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350 Chevy Crate Engine 355 Small Block 350 HP Street Performance Turn Key
350 Chevy Crate Engine 355 Small Block 350 HP Street Performance Turn Key
$4,999.00
Time Remaining: 4d 4h 51m
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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: 18d 2h 42m
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350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine RHS Aluminum heads
350 425HP Chevy High Performance balanced Crate engine RHS Aluminum heads
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 17d 23h 56m
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454 Stroker 489 496 Chevy High Perf balanced crate engine 644HP
454 Stroker 489 496 Chevy High Perf balanced crate engine 644HP
$6,495.00
Time Remaining: 13d 23h 17m
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CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10D
CHEVY 350 325HP ENGINE MIDNIGHT HOT SALE ORANGE CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE10D
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 9d 9h 5m
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Chevy big block 454 415hp 497tq complete crate engine 2 year warranty
Chevy big block 454 415hp 497tq complete crate engine 2 year warranty
$4,947.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 22m
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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
$1,509.97
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 56m
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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
$6,339.99
Time Remaining: 28d 1h 46m
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427 540hp CHEVY BIGBLOCK CRATE ENGINE NEW 2016
427 540hp CHEVY BIGBLOCK CRATE ENGINE NEW 2016
$8,845.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 37m
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HI PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 22d 23h 9m
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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
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 58m
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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: 17d 23h 54m
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BluePrint Engine Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 383 63L 420HP 450TQ 4 Bolt Main
BluePrint Engine Long Block Crate Engine Chevy 383 63L 420HP 450TQ 4 Bolt Main
$4,395.00
Time Remaining: 11d 23h 12m
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COMPLETE 489 496 BBC STROKER CHEVY CRATE ENGINE HUGE TORQUE 540HP
COMPLETE 489 496 BBC STROKER CHEVY CRATE ENGINE HUGE TORQUE 540HP
$3,899.00
Time Remaining: 21h 44m
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CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE  LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TK 7
CHEVY 350 326Vhp ENGINE HOT SALE LOOK AT PRICE TURN KEY CRATE HIGH PERF325TK 7
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 40m
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CHEVY 350 383 406 HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HOT STREET HIGH PERFORMA
CHEVY 350 383 406 HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HOT STREET HIGH PERFORMA
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 19d 12h 52m
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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
$2,069.95
Time Remaining: 14d 21h 43m
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CHEVY 454 455 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK HIGH PERFORMANCE HOT STREET HOT SALE 7
CHEVY 454 455 HP CRATE ENGINE BIG BLOCK HIGH PERFORMANCE HOT STREET HOT SALE 7
$4,495.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h
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CHEVY 350 350 TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COPPER NIGHT
CHEVY 350 350 TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE COPPER NIGHT
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 40m
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GM Performance 12530283 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 L31 R Truck Van
GM Performance 12530283 Engine Assembly Crate Engine Chevy 350 L31 R Truck Van
$2,169.97
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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.