Back in the day, having a crate motor was often looked down upon by most car builders. At that time, there was a very rotund “built, not bought” attitude. As time progressed and motors became more and more complicated to build, crate motors are making a giant comeback.
Today, we find many car enthusiasts living in places where they don’t have the benefit of a giant garage or yard to work on their projects. We find ourselves wanting to drop new motors in old engine bays and have them just “work”. So that’s why I have a solution for those of us looking for a perfectly built motor, ready to drop in and run.
One of the best places to get a crate engine at an affordable price is Tri Star Engines and Transmissions. Founded in 1988, Tri Star has been one of the most trusted American builders of OE engine replacements and high quality transmissions. However, we aren’t here to talk about the fact that they have a replacement motor for almost any American made car since 1975.
We also aren’t here to talk about the fact that Tri Star has a 90,000 square foot manufacturing facility and warehouse; or the fact that they have customer service and technical support available five days a week. You’re reading this article because you want power.
What if I told you Tri Star Engines has everything from a mild 355 all the way to a turbocharger ready 555 big block? And there’s no 2nd rate hardware here; either. We’re talking companies like Dart, Elgin Industries, and Howards Cams. Every single crate motor to leave their shop is hand-built by highly skilled professionals to exacting tolerances just to make sure things work perfectly each and every time.
If this STILL isn’t enough to make Tri Star Engines and Transmissions your next crate motor choice, here’s an interesting fact: Every part manufactured by Tri Star is blueprinted. After completing the motor, each one is dyno-tested and dyno-tuned to your custom specifications before leaving. So the next time you need to replace your weary old motor, or if you’re in the market for more horsepower, look no further than the proud mechanics of Tri Star Engines and Transmissions.