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Crate Engines

Crate Engines

JASPER® has four levels of engine performance for your project vehicle.

  • Stock
  • Class I
  • Panther Crate
  • Class II

"Stock" is the general production engine offered in a production vehicle. Stock crate engines receive JASPER’s tried and true methods of remanufacturing, including torque plate honing, three-angle valve seat machining Precision crankshaft machining, oil chamfering and polishing and computer-assisted live-run testing.

A "Class I" engine is the same JASPER general production engine, but with a mild camshaft upgrade. Class I crate engines generally produce up to 10% more horsepower and torque over the standard stock engine.

The next step up is JASPER’s "Panther Crate" Engine. These crate engines utilize a more aggressive camshaft profile compared to the Class I engine. They also receive performance cylinder heads as an upgraded bolt-on part. With performance starting at 300 horsepower, and that fair idle lope street rod & muscle car guys love to hear, the "Panther Crate" engine is regarded as the most economical horsepower build.

Finally, the "Class II" engine is for the serious performance minded person who needs power for a specific application. These crate engines receive additional machining to castings such as align boring, block deck surface machining and balancing of the rotating assembly.

Special components like performance valves, high performance fasteners, a double roller timing set and high tension valve springs are selected and matched for most applications to obtain maximum performance.

Visit the Performance sections of our Video Library and our Literature Downloads for more information. The Performance section of our Literature Downloads page provides a number of specification sheets on the various builds we offer.