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: 11d 4h 15m
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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: 17d 9h 29m
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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: 23d 8h 45m
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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: 22d 7h
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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: 28d 3h 32m
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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: 15d 3h 12m
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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: 17d 5h 1m
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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: 28d 11h 58m
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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
$6,950.47
Time Remaining: 23d 6h 2m
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CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TK7
CHEVY 350 335HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE BEST STREET ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE 327TK7
$3,095.00
Time Remaining: 13h 9m
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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: 5d 14h 38m
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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: 20d 2h 12m
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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: 13h 24m
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BluePrint Small Block Chevy 101 SBC 383 Stroker Crate Engine 420hp 450ft
BluePrint Small Block Chevy 101 SBC 383 Stroker Crate Engine 420hp 450ft
$3,799.99
Time Remaining: 15d 8h 21m
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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: 4d 3h 21m
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350 Street MOTOR 420HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
350 Street MOTOR 420HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$3,997.00
Time Remaining: 21d 11h 55m
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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: 13h 9m
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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
$5,250.00
Time Remaining: 14d 5h 50m
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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: 16d 9h 50m
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CHEVY 350 350A HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
CHEVY 350 350A HP TURN KEY CRATE ENGINE HIGH PERFORMANCE GM CAMARO SALE 10TK
$3,395.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 9m
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CHEVY 350 328hp Midnight Black Crate Engine HIGH PERFORMANCE Great Street 10D
CHEVY 350 328hp Midnight Black Crate Engine HIGH PERFORMANCE Great Street 10D
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 9m
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383 STROKER THEME MOTOR 505HP ROLLER PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC
383 STROKER THEME MOTOR 505HP ROLLER PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC
$4,780.00
Time Remaining: 14d 12h 47m
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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: 7d 3h 27m
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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
$6,715.46
Time Remaining: 12d 11h 18m
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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: 8d 11h 20m
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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: 17d 5h 4m
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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
$2,269.40
Time Remaining: 11d 11h 2m
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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: 6d 1h 56m
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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: 8d 14h 25m
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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: 9d 4h 51m
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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: 24d 6h 31m
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Chevy SBC 383 375Hp Cast Hypereutectic Aluminum Head Hyd Roller Crate Engine
Chevy SBC 383 375Hp Cast Hypereutectic Aluminum Head Hyd Roller Crate Engine
$3,080.00
Time Remaining: 24d 8h 55m
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CHEVY 350 300VHP CRATE ENGINE MIDNIGHT PURPLE CHEVY NOVA HIGH PERFORMANCE 327 10
CHEVY 350 300VHP CRATE ENGINE MIDNIGHT PURPLE CHEVY NOVA HIGH PERFORMANCE 327 10
$2,095.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 6m
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COMPLETE 454 496 STROKER CHEVY CRATE ENGINE ALUMINUM HEADS 575HP HUGE TORQUE
COMPLETE 454 496 STROKER CHEVY CRATE ENGINE ALUMINUM HEADS 575HP HUGE TORQUE
$4,799.00
Time Remaining: 6d 1h 56m
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CHEVY 350 383 406 HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HOT STREET HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMAROGM30G
CHEVY 350 383 406 HP 4BOLT CRATE ENGINE HOT STREET HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMAROGM30G
$3,495.00
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 7m
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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: 17d 1h 21m
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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.