Great Crates

Chevro­let Per­for­mance has your back with pre­ci­sion crafts­man­ship and dura­bil­ity when it comes to crate en­gines

Lowrider - - CONTENTS - STORY BY JIM SMART | PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF CHEVRO­LET PER­FOR­MANCE

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.

But, what if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way?

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 clas­sic 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 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 make 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.

SOURCES

Chevro­let Per­for­mance www.chevro­let.com/per­for­mance

Sum­mit Rac­ing Equip­ment (800) 230-3030 www.sum­mi­trac­ing.com

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