Drop a Crate Engine in Your Car and Only Let Air Into Your Intake
The primary objective of your car’s air intake is to bring air from outside the vehicle into the engine’s intake manifold. Without an air intake, your vehicle can’t rely on a continual internal combustion reaction. When foreign matter gets inside, it could make its way to the engine, causing catastrophic engine failure.
If you’re looking for a new engine for your project, you know the unique challenges when it comes to finding something trustworthy. For that reason, spending that extra money on a crate engine can give you peace of mind knowing what you’re getting and save you the time necessary to build one.
Keep Blowby Out of Your Air Intake
Just like your lungs, the only thing you want flowing through your engine’s air intake is air. If you’re seeing oil in there, that’s not good – you’ll need something like a Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can to capture it. It works by separating oil particles from the air coming out of your PCV system and forces them to the bottom, leaving nothing but clean air to pass through the 40-micron bronze filter to your air intake.
Why a New Block Makes the Best Crate Engine
It’s challenging to find a good used block in a salvage yard. Even worse, it’s getting more expensive. BluePrint faced a similar problem, so they invested $5,000,000 to engineer, cast, and machine brand new, 100 percent USA-made Gen I small Chevy engine blocks. The BluePrint factory now has raw block castings coming in at one end and complete, dyno-tested crate engines like its 383 CID Stroker motors coming out the other. You can get an excellent engine for less than what it’d cost you to build one.