383 CRATE ENGINE

"THE WISE GUY"

383 CRATE ENGINE

"THE WISE GUY"



THE WISE GUY

The Wise Guy is our 383 crate engine packed with 410 horsepower geared for performance, a nice lopey sound and everyday practicality.  If you’re looking for a camshaft to add a bit more attitude and noise, look no further.  This 383 crate engine allows you to have a little fun during those daily driving runs, car club meets or even while you’re towing your trailer for a weekend getaway.  Life is too short to not have your cake and eat it too!  West Coast Engines has you covered, drop this baby in and you’ll be ready to roll!!

 

THIS ENGINE’S PERFECT FOR

This engine is perfect for someone who enjoys a smooth, durable and reliable engine that sounds great and realistic for street driving.  A person who gets the job done and likes to look good while doing so – who doesn’t?!  Most importantly, someone who knows how to make good decisions when it comes to quality purchases.

 

WHY CHOOSE OUR 383 CRATE ENGINE?

What makes our 383 crate engine better than the competition?  We use hydraulic roller cams, roller lifters and scat steel cranks, all of which make the engine tougher and longer-lasting.  Not just that, but we include a 5 year/50,000-mile warranty covering all manufacture defects, the best in the business!  We take pride in building the best Chevy small block engines in the industry and have been for years.

 

THE WEST COAST MOTTO.

From celebrities, knowledgeable mechanics to your regular Joe’s – our reputation says it all.  We strive for the best engines and happy customers!  All engines come with name brand parts, built in USA with customized packages tailored to your style (mix n’ match your parts and colors).

No matter if this is your first rodeo or a pro mechanic, we help to make your job easy.  Give us a call today for an instant quote!

 

TOP FEATURES.

  • 410 HORSEPOWER
  • VORTEC IRON HEADS
  • ROLLER CAM
  • SCAT STEEL CRANK
  • WORKS WITH A/C
  • WORKS WITH POWER BRAKES
  • 91 PREMIUM PUMP GAS
  • SHIPPING NATIONWIDE
  • 5 YEAR WARRANTY
  • MADE IN USA WITH NAME BRAND PARTS

DRESS PACKAGES

BASE PACKAGE

$3,800.00

For the do-it-yourself customers who already have their own parts to install.

  • **FULLY ASSEMBLED**
  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • HD Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Oil Pan
  • Valve Covers
  • Timing Cover
  • Balancer
  • Standard Paint Job

TURNKEY PACKAGE

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Fully dressed for an easy install. Bolt on a starter, fuel pump, alternator and she’s ready to fire-up!

  • **FULLY ASSEMBLED**
  • 5 Year/50,000 mile Warranty
  • Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • HD Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Oil Pan
  • Valve Covers
  • Timing Cover
  • Balancer
  • Standard Paint Job
  • Weiand Aluminum Intake Manifold
  • 670 Holley Carburetor
  • Holley Fuel Rail
  • Summit Racing HEI Distributor
  • MSD Wires
  • Wire Separators
  • Spark Plugs
  • Water Pump Pulley
  • Crankshaft Pulley
  • Water Pump
  • 180 Degree Thermostat
  • Water Neck
  • GM Dipstick

DROP-IT-IN-&-GO PACKAGE

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100% fully loaded and the most complete engine in the industry! Hook up your wires and drop-it-in for a seamless install within just a few hours.

 

  • **FULLY ASSEMBLED**
  • **DYNO TESTED & BREAK-IN 100% COMPLETE**
  • 5 Year/50,000 mile Warranty
  • Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • HD Roller Timing
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Oil Pan
  • Chrome Valve Covers
  • Timing Cover
  • Balancer
  • Standard Paint Job
  • Weiand Aluminum Intake Manifold
  • 670 Holley Carburetor (EFI in photo is additional)
  • Holley Fuel Rail
  • Summit Racing HEI Distributor
  • MSD Wires
  • Wire Separators
  • Spark Plugs
  • Water Pump Pulley
  • Crankshaft Pulley
  • Water Pump
  • 180 Degree Thermostat
  • Water Neck
  • GM Dipstick
  • Powermaster 9100 High Torque Mini Starter
  • Holley Mechanical Fuel Pump
  • Holley Fuel Line to Carburetor
  • Fully Assembled and Installed Serpentine System (Available in Black or Polished Aluminum)
  • 140 Amp Chrome 1-Wire CS130 Alternator
  • Aluminum GM Type II Power Steering Pump
  • Remote Mount Reservoir with Bracket
  • Gates Premium Green Strip 8 Rib Belt
  • Water Pump Pulley & Cover
    Crank Pulley
  • Crank Pulley Spacer
  • Alternator Pulley & Cover
  • Power Steering Pulley
  • One Piece Billet Aluminum Bracket
  • Universal Alternator Fan

MORE INFO

Here you can see you 383 crate engine specs, shipping info, and more! Instant quotes: (888) 957-5454

COLOR CUSTOMIZATION

 

What’s that saying? “The best things in life are free.”

Maybe not for everything, BUT

When it comes to engine paint color – It sure is nice to be FREE!

We know that the simplest things matter in life,

like choosing a paint color for your engine.

These small details make the finished

product so much more personal.

This is a big decision, some may

say as big as having children.

Don’t YOU want to make the right choice?

When purchasing an engine online or even in the retail world, it comes as-is with no options. It will be painted black with one style of oil pan, no flywheel, no gaskets, generic intake manifold, generic carburetor, and a warranty that has so much fine print it’s essentially not a warranty whatsoever.

Here at West Coast Engines your engine is fully customized and built-to-order in just a few weeks.  This allows us to accommodate the right oil pan, flywheel, engine color, intake manifold, smog equipment, or anything else that may be important to you! We can also customize the packages if you already have a carburetor or an ignition system and simply deduct it from your order. That way when the engine arrives it’s a QUALITY product that LOOKS, SOUNDS, and PERFORMS the way you want it, making every dollar spent worth the investment.

What does shipping cost?

We ship nationwide across the USA. Shipping on the west coast (Oregon, Washington, California) is FREE! Contact us for pricing for other states.

Can you ship to my house?

Absolutely! We can ship right to your doorstep. The delivery driver will lower the engine from the truck with a liftgate and put it right in your garage with a pallet jack.

Do you ship internationally?

We accept international sales but the shipping outside of the USA is handled by the customer.

Can I pick it up?

For insurance purposes these engines must be delivered to you. These are big 500 lbs engines and we want a professional freight company to handle it with care to protect your investment.

How do I order?

Call us at 1-888-957-5454. We are open 9-5pm PST.

Do I have to pay upfront?

We require 50% down to get an order started and collect the remaining balance when the engine is complete and ready to ship.

  • Horsepower: 410
  • Torque: 440 lbs
  • Gas: 91 Octane (Regular Gas)
  • Max RPM: Idle to 5200 RPM
  • Stall Recommended (not required): 1800
  • Crankshaft: Scat (Steel)
  • Cylinder Heads: Vortec
  • Cylinder Head Gasket: Fel-Pro
  • Cylinder Head Bolts: Elgin
  • Valve Springs: Pioneer
  • Lifters: Elgin HL-2148
  • Valve Size: 1.94/1.60
  • Camshaft: Melling (Roller Hydraulic)
  • Camshaft Lift: .500”
  • Camshaft Duration: 220° Int / 224° Exh. @ .050” Lift
  • Camshaft Lobe Separation: 112
  • Push Rods: Elgin PR-373
  • Rockers: Elgin (1.5 Stamped Steel)
  • Rocker Arm Nut: Pioneer RM-341-100
  • Rocker Arm Ball: Pioneer RM 342-100
  • Rocker Arm Stud: Pioneer
  • Intake Manifold: Weiand 8121 (Aluminum)
  • Pistons: Federal Mogul (Hypereutectic)
  • Piston Rings: Federal Mogul (Moly)
  • Connecting Rods: GM Forged Powder Metal
  • Timing Set: Melling (HD Roller)
  • Bearings: KING HP Series (Tri-Metal Performance)
  • Carburetor: Holley (670 CFM)
  • Carburetor Mounting Gaskets: Edelbrock
  • Fuel Rail: Holley
  • Balancer: Pioneer (8″)
  • Distributor: Summit Racing (HEI)
  • Wires: MSD (8mm)
  • Spark Plugs: Autolite
  • Pulleys: Spectre / CVF Racing
  • Water Pump: GMB (Long or Short Available)
  • Thermostat: 180 Degrees
  • Gasket Set: Included (Fel-Pro/Victor Reinz)
  • Oil Pan: Engine Quest (5 TQ)
  • Oil Pan Gasket Set: Mahle (Molded Rubber Compound)
  • Oil Pump: Melling (M-55)
  • Dipstick Tub & Stick: GM
  • Flywheel/Flexplate: Pioneer (153 or 168 Tooth)
  • Core: $300.00
  • Total Timing Specs: 33 Degrees @ 2500 RPM

Learn more about West Coast Engines, Our team and why we’re the best choice by clicking this link to our About Us Page.

If your state is listed above then you are eligible for a core exchange! Core charge/deposit is $300.00 on top of the engine price.

Core facts:

  • Core freight is FREE for eligible customers
  • Core is picked up AFTER engine is delivered (not at the same time).
  • You have 3 months to return your core after the engine is delivered
  • Core instructions will be emailed to you after purchase
  • Must be a 350 (any year, 2 or 4 bolt is fine)
  • Yes, you may keep your core!
  • Core checks are sent within 60 days after core is mailed off

What is a core?

A core is an old engine. It constists of the block, heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods.

Our nationwide warranty for the 383 crate engine is a whopping 5 years and 50,000 miles. Why? Because we take pride in the engines we build knowing they are our best when they leave here. We use a common-sense and personable approach getting you back on the road as quickly as possible if anything were to happen.

  • Covers all manufacture defects
  • Includes self-installation
  • Includes all parts
  • Includes leaks up to 90 days after start-up

MORE INFO ON OUR WARRANTY PAGE >

  • No returns on any performance engines whatsoever once it’s shipped
  • 25% cancellation fee prior to engine being shipped. This initiates after a credit card transaction is processed.
  • Freight is non-refundable

ADD-ONS

Upgrade your 383 crate engine with belt systems, starters, and more! Instant quotes: (888) 957-5454

PICTURES

Browse our picture gallery of some engines to collect ideas for your next small block Chevy engine!

“This engine has so much more performance and fuel economy it’s unbelieable. They were extremely helpful and the engine builder was so knowledgable. Was a great experience and I would do it 100x over! I was referred to West Coast Engines by a mechanic buddy of mine that has been in car racing for 30 years. He’s been doing business with Brady for hot rod engines for years. Anyone that’s interested in performance engines that are street friendly and run on regular gas this is your place.” Gerald Frazier

“I bought my stage 5 engine from West Coast Engines and I could not be happier with my decision. It is the perfect setup for my 56 Chevy truck. After weeks of research and several conversations with Brady, I determined that he was the most informed and knowledgeable person that I spoke to in my search for the right powertrain for my truck. I recommend anyone who is building a car or truck that wants the peace of mind that goes with having a full warranty on a bad ass engine, to call the guys at West Coast Engines you will not be disappointed!” Ryan Glantz

CONTACT

Call Us: (888) 957-5454
Email: Sales@WestCoastEngines.com

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