Blog Posts About Crate Engines

GM LS3 Long-Block – A Blank Canvas For Your Build

Check out our all new stripped down LS3 6.2 motor from GM – it’s a blank canvas for your classic car or truck! Karl Kustoms GM LS3 6.2 Motor Specs: It’s the same LS3 6.2 motor as before with a nodular iron crankshaft, powdered metal connecting rods, hypereutectic pistons, and LS3 cylinder heads. However, unlike…

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Camaro Engine Swaps

At Karl Kustoms, we work on all kinds of Chevys, including the classic one featured in this blog post. We also love checking late model Camaros, like the ones featured in this blog post. There are some projects we’re particularly proud of, like the 1950 Chevy 2-door Sedan Deluxe featured in this blog post. One…

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The Karl Kustoms Crate Engine Program

At Karl Kustoms, we know dirt track engines quite well. We’ve been building championship-proven engines and selling Chevrolet Performance dirt track engines for decades. In fact, we’ve been around the whole time these crate engines have been used for racing. We know these engines like the back of our hands. If you buy a turn-key…

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3 Popular Intakes For The LS364/450 Engine

The GM LS364/450 engine is a budget-friendly engine that gives your earlier LS-powered vehicle more power. It’s very versatile, which is a quality that attracts many hot rod builders and enthusiasts. You can read more about this engine here on our blog or over on the Fuel Curve website here. This engine is a long-block…

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How To Unbox A Crate Engine

So you got a new Chevrolet crate engine Congratulations! Now what? The first thing you need to do when you receive it is to unbox it. What Does It Mean To Unbox A Crate Engine? Unboxing a crate engine is pretty self explanatory. It’s the process of taking the engine out of the box when…

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GM’s New ZZ6 Turn-Key EFI Crate Engine

At Karl Kustoms, we’re excited to announce that we have a new GM crate engine in stock! Allow us to introduce GM’s newest ZZ6 turn-key EFI crate engine. GM designed this engine to produce a lot of power – this bad boy produces an amazing 420 HP and 408 lb-ft of torque. It also boasts:…

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The Best Chevy Crate Engine Is…

Are you looking to drop a new Chevy crate engine into your vehicle? If so, you may be wondering which Chevy crate engine you should get. We wish we could answer the question for you. Only you can determine the best Chevy crate engine for your vehicle. We’ll help you make an educated decision, though.…

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Inside The Engine Dyno Room

The engine dyno is used in a variety of ways. From breaking in a new crate motor to diagnostics, dynos are an invaluable tool. Ever wondered what exactly an engine dyno does? They’re used for far more than just tracking horsepower and torque curves. Our machine shop manager Kelly Tapper recently granted an inside look…

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July Karl Kustoms Update: It’s A Chevy Carnival

This July was all Chevy all the time. There were plenty of fun projects keep every GM fan happy here at Karl Kustoms. July was filled with many adventures, but our highlights were all Chevy-centric. From a depression-era Chevy street rod to the just-released C8 Corvette, July had a lot to offer. 1932 Chevy –…

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