*Engine Shown Above With Optional Upgrades





540 CI BBC Crate Engine 650HP

Estimated Cost From: $15,895.00

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Big block Chevy 540 stroker with 650 Hp performance aluminum head engine combination was designed for maximum street/strip performance on pump gas. All engines can be custom painted to match your vehicle at your request. We can outfit your engine with the exclusive March Performance serpentine belt system. We can also assist you in choosing the proper transmission and stall speed converter combination for your vehicle and have it shipped directly to you as your performance crate engine is being built.

  • Fully machined GM Performance 4 bolt main Chevy block
  • Block painted with 3 coats of high temp ceramic engine paint
  • Forged steel crankshaft 4.250 stroke
  • H-Beam connecting rods 
  • Forged high performance pistons
  • Performance rod and main bearing (Clevite, King or Federal Mogul)
  • Performance rings hand filed to match application
  • ARP main bolts
  • Rotating assembly is balanced
  • Custom ground roller performance camshaft
  • Roller lifters
  • Three piece double roller timing set
  • Performance cylinder heads 
  • 7/16 Screw in studs and hardened guide plates
  • Chrome moly push rods
  • Performance roller rockers
  • Oil pan
  • Dipstick and tube
  • Aluminum timing cover
  • Performance balancer
  • Fel-Pro gaskets
  • Performance aluminum intake manifold
  • Chrome thermostat housing
  • Holley Sniper EFI Kit
  • Holley HyperSpark Distributor (Requires CDI Box)
  • Autolite spark plugs
  • Taylor 8mm ignition wires
  • Water pump
  • Chrome valve covers
  • Chrome breather
  • Engines are photo documented during the building process
  • Engine will be hot run tested – Base tune loaded
  • 2 Year Unlimited Miles Warranty Fuel Injected Version

Custom Crate Engines takes great pride in all of our Chevy performance engines. Whether your vehicle is a Corvette, Camaro, Nova, Chevelle, or just an early 60’s muscle car, we are here to help design and build the engine combination to match you with your vehicle. Please browse our engine combinations listed below.

Custom Crate Engines is best known for our precision custom designs. From that special built stroker engine, 383, 427, 502, 632 to that turn-key drop in ready crate engine, we strive to build custom engines at an affordable price. Take a look at our crate engine videos. I guarantee we have the best engines on the World Wide Web. Give us a call today and ask for Doug or Steve and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.