We’ve heard all the stories through the years about crate engines: Missing parts, poorly machined or bad castings, and even the hassle of having to replace a failed crate engine and fighting with the rebuilder over warranty issues. The frustration goes on.
Rebuilding engines on a mass scale has been a brutal learning curve for engine rebuilders from coast to coast. They’ve had to refine engine building techniques and search high and low for better talent in order to come up with competitive warranties. And even with all that, builders don’t always hit the mark. You may buy a rebuilt engine from a discount auto parts house or a local rebuilder and wind up with considerably less than you’d hoped for.
Chevrolet Performance has all-new, high-performance crate engines available for your car building project. These are brand-new engines built to Chevrolet’s toughest factory OEM standards, only it doesn’t have to be expensive. Just imagine, a new crate engine custom-built to your order on a custom engine assembly line for virtually the same amount of money as an engine rebuild. All you have to do is order it from Chevrolet Performance, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center, or Summit Racing Equipment and it’s on the way from Detroit.
How does Chevrolet do this?
It does this via a serious commitment to a system of checks and balances in the build process that makes every one of their crate engines the same as the last. We’re talking tough OEM standards and more. And because Chevrolet Performance sells a lot of handbuilt, one-at-a-time engines, these engines become the most affordable and certainly the most rugged in the industry.
Chevrolet Performance offers new long-blocks such as the LSX376-B8/476hp crate engines with forged pistons. You get incredible performance at an unbelievable price for all that can be had with this great setup. While lighter blocks were built for improved gas mileage, they’re not a great option for serious performance applications, as the bottom ends cannot withstand the extra pressure. The strength of these LSX-B8 bottom ends for forced induction will tolerate the increased cylinder pressures and prevent strain on the other components.
The same can be said for traditional small-block Chevy crate engines available from Chevrolet Performance. They also offer terrific drop-in replacement small-block engines for your classic Chevy car-building project that arrive on your doorstep with a warranty, ready to go.