Crate Engines Missoula MT

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Sparrs Towing and Automotive
(406) 549-6462
2000 W Central Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Electrical Repair,Truck Parts

Carquest Automotive Refinish
(406) 542-3339
1421 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Parts

Western States Equipment CO
(406) 721-4050
3760 N Reserve Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Mels Electric Inc
(406) 543-2288
7885 Thornton Drive
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Truck Parts

Steel Smith Tank and Equipment
(406) 721-5405
6725 Us Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Montana Truck Parts
(406) 258-6221
1250 Tremper Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

Hagan Welding and Repair Shop
(406) 543-4278
9200 Cartage Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Trailer Repair,Truck Parts

Carquest Westside Store
(406) 721-2852
2304 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Parts

Jeffs Off Road
(406) 543-2344
6593 US Highway 10 West
Missoula, MT
Services
Clutch Repair,Truck Parts

USA Freedom Diesels
(406) 370-4076
12295 Dusty Ln
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Parts

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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