I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!
I don't recall how far the piston goes but I don't think it goes past the bottom of the cylinder. That means the rings are at the top of the piston "X" amount.Off to the machine shop with my cylinder now. Does anyone know how far down to the bottom of the cylinder the piston rings travel when installed? There are a couple small scratches at the bottom end of this cylinder. Top most scratch is 1&3/8” high off the bottom. That should be fine right, the rings won’t ever travel that low?
Check with your machinist. If it doesn't work out for you, let me know for a return.