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 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
$2,995.00
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CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 350 325 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 26d 20h 12m
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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: 26d 20h 10m
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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: 26d 20h 22m
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BluePrint Crate Engine Chevy 383SB 1 Pc Seal Vortec Heads Scat Crank 405HP 440TQ
BluePrint Crate Engine Chevy 383SB 1 Pc Seal Vortec Heads Scat Crank 405HP 440TQ
$3,529.00
Time Remaining: 10d 15h 30m
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CHEVY LS CRATE ENGINE 60L 364CID LS2 LS1 LS3 LSX 550HP TURN KEY RECT PORT HEADS
CHEVY LS CRATE ENGINE 60L 364CID LS2 LS1 LS3 LSX 550HP TURN KEY RECT PORT HEADS
$6,495.00
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Chevrolet Performance 12681429 GM Goodwrench 350ci Crate Engine 195 HP Can prod
Chevrolet Performance 12681429 GM Goodwrench 350ci Crate Engine 195 HP Can prod
$2,049.99
Time Remaining: 22d 12h 14m
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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: 26d 19h 38m
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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
$1,995.00
Time Remaining: 14d 13h 48m
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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: 6d 23h 18m
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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
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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
$4,429.00
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 16m
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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
$5,149.00
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 6m
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GM Performance 12530283 Vortec 350 Crate Engine Assembly Chevy L31 R Truck  Van
GM Performance 12530283 Vortec 350 Crate Engine Assembly Chevy L31 R Truck Van
$2,078.97
Time Remaining: 19d 14h
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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
$2,795.00
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 50m
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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
$3,229.00
Time Remaining: 12d 15h
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GM Performance Engine Assembly Crate Engine Long Block 350 290 hp Each 19244450
GM Performance Engine Assembly Crate Engine Long Block 350 290 hp Each 19244450
$2,808.17
Time Remaining: 24d 22h 4m
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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
$3,899.99
Time Remaining: 19d 20h 10m
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ATK Chevy 350 Vortec crate engine 290HP Carbed hotrod cruiser street car
ATK Chevy 350 Vortec crate engine 290HP Carbed hotrod cruiser street car
$2,999.00
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 45m
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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
$2,069.97
Time Remaining: 3d 21h 45m
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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: 26d 20h 7m
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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
$5,150.00
Time Remaining: 21d 55m
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Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
Chevy 350 Crate engine 375HP aluminum heads Hyd roller camshaft free shipping
$2,875.00
Time Remaining: 28d 16h 55m
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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: 26d 19h 25m
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CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
CHEVY 283 280 HP HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCED CRATE ENGINE CHEVROLET
$2,295.00
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 57m
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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: 26d 19h 40m
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Chevrolet Performance 12530283 57L 350ci L31 Long Block Crate Engine
Chevrolet Performance 12530283 57L 350ci L31 Long Block Crate Engine
$2,730.89
Time Remaining: 17d 16h 33m
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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
$4,799.00
Time Remaining: 18d 14m
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BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 752 hp BASE ENGINE
BBC CHEVY 572 ENGINE DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 752 hp BASE ENGINE
$8,495.00
Time Remaining: 26d 21h 19m
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CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
CHEVY TURN KEY SBC 400 406 STAGE 30 DART BLOCK CRATE MOTOR 540 hp
$6,650.00
Time Remaining: 17d 3h 30m
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383 450HP STREET CRUISER SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2017 MODEL NO RESERVE
383 450HP STREET CRUISER SERIES CHEVY CRATE ENGINE 2017 MODEL NO RESERVE
$2,470.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 34m

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
Time Remaining: 5d 1m
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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
$7,186.74
Time Remaining: 27d 17h 51m
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355 Street MOTOR 400HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
355 Street MOTOR 400HP ROLLER TURN KEY PRO STREET CHEVY CRATE ENGINE SBC CNC
$4,100.00
Time Remaining: 10d 16h 45m
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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
$3,295.00
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SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
SBC CHEVY 383 STROKER STAGE 20 CRATE MOTOR 505 hp BASE ENGINE
$4,495.00
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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.