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Updating a big old truck

So where do you find the right crate motor for your truck?

They also come with a 36-month/100,000 mile limited warranty, which is nice.

SDPC’s Keith Wilson said, “The 0282 version comes with Vortec heads and a hydraulic roller cam that produces great low-end torque needed for pulling or climbing, and the engine needs no tuning or accessory changes.” High-Performance Replacement Chevrolet Performance: HT502, part no. While the LS engines are all the rage in the off-road market, it’s still hard to beat the brute torque of a big-block, and Chevy’s HT502 is a bad boy.

Pace also has a version that makes 300 hp and 356 lb-ft.

High-Performance Replacement Pace Performance: GM HT383 Crate Engine, part no. Torquey engines are what this story is all about, and Pace’s version of the GM HT383 makes a peak of 425 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm and over 400 lb-ft between 2,500 and 4,000 rpm, which is perfect for an off-road engine.

Because it’s an E-Rod, it comes with the controller and other hardware to keep the smog cops at bay, if that’s a concern.

It makes 326 hp at 5,400 rpm and over 300 lb-ft of torque from 2,000 to 4,800 rpm, and has an aluminum block and heads, so it’s lighter than the engine you’re replacing.

The HT502 is rated at 377 hp and a whopping 512 lb-ft of trailer-tugging torque—way more than the factory ever offered and more than you’ll probably get with a standard rebuild. Wilson at SDPC said this is “the ultimate upgrade for classic trucks.