Whether you're fixing or replacing your factory engine or building your own sports car, there are few options better than a small-block crate engine. Chevrolet Performance, for instance -- a division of the Chevy brand -- produces several V8 engines of the type, and some of the best you can buy online these days, such as:
- The 350/290 Deluxe, part number 19355658, a high-value option capable of producing 308 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque
- The SP350/357 Base, part number 19367080, a more powerful choice that puts out 357 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque
- The SP350/385 Base, part number 19333158, a motor designed for high-rpm performance and one capable of delivering 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque
Of course, there are plenty more to learn about on the Chevy Performance Parts website.
What is a Crate Engine?
It's a fully or nearly fully assembled motor. Crate engines can be remanufactured, rebuilt, or used, but most you'll find for sale these days, especially here at GM Wholesale Direct, are brand-new. One can include a block, a rotating assembly, and a cylinder head, plus a camshaft, an air intake (induction system), a carburetor, and more. This makes the prospect of engine replacement or upgrade a lot easier. After all, for the most part, you won't have to do much, if any, building or rebuilding.
What Makes a Crate Engine "Small-Block"?
Its lower power, lower displacement, smaller piston bores, shorter piston strokes, and relatively lighter weight. Put simply, small-block crate engines have a huge advantage when it comes to acceleration and handling, as the less performance-vehicle weight they have to pull, the better.
So, what do you have to "get right" when it comes to shopping for them? To order a genuine small-block, not an engine from an off-brand that you have to finish building using a bunch of disparate crate engine parts.
Why Buy a Genuine OEM Small-Block Crate Engine?
GM designs each to spec for its brands and models. Aftermarket small-block crate engines can't always make the same fit-and-finish guarantee, and neither can off-brand parts.
Where to Order GM Small-Block Crate Engines Online
From our auto parts store's catalog. You can browse it more quickly, too: just select your make, model, and model year. Options galore will appear, many priced well below the MSRP of other online sellers, and you'll be putting your order in no time. Buy now, and we'll ship and deliver to your door, anywhere in the US.
Looking to learn more about our store shipping, returns, and cancellations policies? You can check out the dedicated pages for them here on our website, but in the meantime, here's the shorthand. For one, most in-stock orders can leave our warehouse same-day if you don't otherwise choose overnight. Secondly, what's out of stock can ship in 2 to 6 days (usually fewer than 6). Thirdly, if you prefer local pickup, feel free to stop by and see us here in Winston Salem NC location; we're located at 5415 Kelley Moore Drive. Finally, returning or canceling an order is no problem: just get in touch with our parts team to start the process.
Need any buying advice? Have any questions or concerns? Again, you're welcome to contact us; our parts specialists will be happy to help you.
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