Engine Kits

Ford 312 1956-1960 Master Kit
Click On Image To Enlarge

Ford 312 1956-1960 Master Kit

Part #: EK0478
List Price: $2,020.41
Our Price: $875.51
You Save: $1,144.90

Availability: In Stock

View Optional Components

Ford 312 Y Block 1956-1960 Master Kit


  • Sealed Power or Melling Camshaft
  • NEW Sealed Power Mechanical Lifters
  • Melling stock Timing set
  • Cast Flattop style Pistons
  • Cast stock style Piston Rings
  • stock style Rod Bearings
  • stock style Main Bearings
  • Durabond stock style Cam Bearings w/ grooved #3 cam journal
  • Melling stock Oil Pump
  • Melling steel Frost Plugs
  • Victor Reinz Overhaul Gasket Set

After years on back order, this kit now includes a set of NEW Sealed Power mechanical lifters!

in 1956, Mercury model cars were powered with the 312 engine with 4 bbl carb.  Our engine kit is built with the flattop pistons which will give a 9 to 9.5 to 1 compression ratio depending on the cylinder head used.   The 312 v8 varied in horsepower from 210 HP version in Mercury cars w/ manual transmissions to the 260 horsepower version in 1956 with a dealer installed Hi Performance camshaft and revised cylinder heads with 4 bbl carburetor. 

Please note… Occasionally we will substitute top quality brand names in our engine kits. Some examples are Melling & Sealed Power, Perfect Circle & Hastings, Clevite & Federal Mogul. Thank You.

Silvolite Piston - 5.1L Ford (V8) 1956-60 - Click Image to Close    Close up view of Lifters (available seperately) now available in this Kit!

Silvolite Flattop pistons 3.80" bore is stock and uses 5/64, 3/32", 3/16" Rings  Compression Height is 1.760" and the pin diameter is .9122.







Required Options:
Upgrade Options:
Premium Moly Rings:
Premium Moly Ring Upgrade 2m571 $45.22
Add Pin Bushings:
Add set of Pin Bushings 1834V $35.36
Airtex New Water Pumps:
New Airtex Water Pump wp129 $86.54

You might also be interested in the following items(s):
Related Items
Part # Product Price  
159 CompCams Engine Break-In Oil Additive #159 One Pack $10.99
2800B2 Clevite Bearing Guard 8 Ounce Bottle $6.99
C105 Lubriplate C105 No. 105 white Motor Assembly Grease $6.99
ERLUBEKIT Northern Auto Parts Assembly Lube Kit $18.99
M10012 Melling Cam and Break-In Lube 4 Ounces $6.99