Crate Engines Crawfordsville IN

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Le Fevre Automotive
(765) 237-9978
3595 Mccarty Ln
Lafayette, IN
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Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
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Clark Truck Equipment
(765) 362-4101
105 W 580 North
Crawfordsville, IN
Services
Truck Parts

AutoZone
(765) 361-0122
1713 US 231 South
Crawfordsville, IN
 
Mid American Trailer Repair
(765) 477-2278
4984 E 400 South
Lafayette, IN
Services
Truck Parts

Pep Boys Auto Parts Tires and Service
(765) 446-9499
2121 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations

Linex Crawfordsville
(765) 361-9999
804 Covington Street
Crawfordsville, IN
Services
Truck Auto Body,Truck Parts

Autozone
(765) 361-0122
1713 S Us Highway 231
Crawfordsville, IN
Services
Auto Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(765) 362-3840
200 W Market St
Crawfordsville, IN
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

MDS Auto Service
(765) 471-4700
1905 S 4th St
Lafayette, IN
Services
Engine Repair,Truck Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(765) 294-2106
320 S Main St
Veedersburg, IN
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Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Crate Engines: When You Need to Replace Your Engine

By DriverSide Staff

Crate Engine
Ask any classic car enthusiast, restoring an old car is not cheap or easy. Not only are there issues with rust, paint and aging components, but just getting it to start can be a challenge. While certain parts can be rebuilt, when it comes to an engine, many people choose to simply rip out the old and put in the new. 
 
Swapping out an engine requires purchasing a replacement engine, and that’s when crate engines come into play. These engines are made in a number of ways, pieced together from used parts, salvaged from a wreck or built new, and they are available in a range of power outputs, from original factory specification to high output, high performance variations for those looking for a little more punch. All come packaged in a protective wooden crate – hence the name ‘crate engine’ – and are ready for installation upon arrival. 
 
Crate engines aren’t just useful for classic car owners; improper maintenance, manufacturer error or other unforeseen circumstances can cause newer car engines to expire before their time. If this is the case, it may make economic sense to replace the engine. Like their classic counterparts, these new OEM replacement engines are shipped from the factory, ready for installation. 
 
Depending on the crate engine’s condition, prices can range from $1,500 to $3,500 – plus the cost of shipping – and i...

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