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              Due to the increased scarcity of cores and quality of cores ATK has no choice but to implement a core charge on our High Performance Engines. Once ATK receives your core and inspects it, it will take about 2 weeks to get your refund in the mail.

              To schedule a Core Pickup please go to: https://mycarcare.info/request-a-core-pickup/ and follow the steps. ATK does cover the freight to get your core back to us. You will just need to have it palletized or in a crate free of all fluids for pickup.

              • Engine Size/Family Qualifications – The core returned must be the same cubic inch as the core purchased i.e. Chevy 350 for a Chevy 350, NOT a 305 for a 350 core. In regards to Year/Generation ATK will accept any for your core return.
              • Core Condition- All cores returned must be in rebuildable condition to receive core credit. Like-for-like cores returned without visible holes or cracks in the block, not missing any parts, drained and bolted to the undamaged supplied skid will receive full credit.
              • Short Block Cores – A short block core will consist of the same components the engine is shipped with (Complete Block, Crankshaft, Connecting Rods & Pistons). If you decide to ship the engine back with any additional components (Camshaft, Heads, Etc.), no additional credit will be issued.
              • Engine Cores – A engine core will consist of the long block which will include (Complete Block, Crankshaft, Connecting Rods, Pistons, Camshaft, Cylinder Heads, Valve Train & Timing Components). If you decide to ship the engine back with any additional components, no additional credit will be issued.

                We’ve put a bounty on specific engine cores! As the company who builds your engine, we may want to purchase your original engine core from you. The core is our critical “raw material” in the building process. Unfortunately, some older engine cores are very difficult to find, which is why we’re making offers on specific cores. If your core qualifies, ATK will cover the freight to pick it up as well as send you a Visa/Mastercard gift card with the agreed upon core value.

                Please check out our website and see if your core qualifys and its core value: