ROUSH Performance Ford Crate Engines

Putting the "HOT" Into Hot Rods

Premium Crate Engines are for Street Rodders, Car Builders, and people looking for the thrill of ROUSH performance.

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Custom Engines

Fueled by Jack Roush since 1976, ROUSH has been building some of the best Ford-based performance engines in the world. ROUSH is still proud to offer custom engine building, as well as complete crate engines and crate engine components!

You can also visit the ROUSH Competition Engines direct website. For more information regarding custom engine building, crate engines, or any of the crate engine components, please call us at 800-59-ROUSH and select the prompt for "Crate Engines".


Call ROUSH Performance Engines for engines, services and parts at 800-59-ROUSH and select the prompt for "Crate Engines" or email us.

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Crate Engine Characteristics

ROUSH Crate Engines are high-performance engines that are based on and operate like the engines designed and produced in the 1960s and later. However, unlike engines of that time, ROUSH Crate Engines (like other crate engines currently manufactured in the marketplace) produce significantly more power and torque. As a consequence of this, these engines have characteristics different from the original production engines upon which they have been based. The following characteristics are not covered by the ROUSH Crate Engine Limited Warranty and should be considered before purchase.

Additionally, It will be the sole responsibility of the installer/end user to select components and optimize the vehicle system based on each vehicle's unique characteristics, and it's intended use. This includes, but is not limited to the selection and/or optimization of the vehicle cooling system, air flow adequacy, A/C system performance, etc., and the suitability of the vehicle and its systems for the end use and environment (weather conditions, altitude, etc.).

Specifically ROUSH Crate Engines:

  • Are assembled with larger operating clearances
  • Will likely have a rougher idle due to the high performance camshaft design
  • Will likely make more mechanical noise
  • Will likely consume more oil during normal operation
  • Will generate more heat due to the increased power level
  • May exhibit non-production-like drive characteristics at various speeds and load conditions
  • Will likely consume more fuel due to the increased power level
  • Will produce +/- 2% of the advertised power
  • May, as configured by an installer or end user, only be legally used in emissions-exempt applications.

40 Years and Counting

The storied history of ROUSH Performance began over 40 years ago with the founding of Jack Roush Performance Engineering, and we’re still growing.