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One High Performance Crate Engine At A Time
BluePrint Engines® was started 20 years ago in a small garage in central Nebraska. What started as a passion for speed turned into a hobby, then a job, and finally a career. Our founder built one engine at a time for his friends and neighbors, and bit by bit his business and reputation grew. Drag racers, circle track racers, and street rodders all got some of the first engines produced by BluePrint Engines. Most of us can relate to what happened next.

Babies, mortgages, and a need for financial security drove our founder into the mainstream. Grocery-getters were easier to sell to a LOT more people. His success in that endeavor is also legendary. Today the company he founded has produced over 200,000 factory replacement engines for cars and light trucks.

This web site is a return to the roots of the company. We have a tremendous staff of qualified technicians who have a passion for performance—on the job and on the street…

High Performance Crate Engine Experience
BluePrint means fun reliable horsepower that you can drive every day. That’s why you’ll find our engines in all kinds of vehicles—from 4x4s to air boats to kit 
cars to frame off restorations. You’ll find lots of choices for crate engines. Take a look at BluePrint. We’re large enough to build engines by the thousands, but small enough to build one just for you.

Our experience and the sheer size of our company means that BluePrint is the best choice for your crate engine. You want horsepower—hey… that’s why you’re here right? But just as important—you want to get that horsepower from a solid, reputable company that does the job right and stands behind it.

During our 20-year history we have continued to build high performance crate engines, and have always tried to give the buyer exactly what they wanted. That’s another hallmark of We build engines for all needs and budgets.

If you’ve been shopping, keep in mind that most crate engines DON’T come as complete as the premium engines on our site. Only OUR premium crate engines come complete with fuel system, ignition system, plugs, wires, and the water and fuel pumps. Also keep in mind that you can opt either forged or cast components on most models.

Most of our buyers are spending a lot of time on their car. Spend a little more time looking for an engine, and you’ll see the BluePrint difference!

Featured in Episode

Stunt Double Drivetrain 396 Dressed Crate Engine
Season 11 Episode 10
July 15, 2017

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