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Greg Lindahl

I can only tell you what I would do if that was mine:  Send it to a reputable engine rebuilder and start anew.  The reason for this is that it appears to have not been apart for a while and you aren’t certain about its life.

When parts break they cause far more damage than a rebuild costs.  And, you can start a regular schedule of maintenance based on hours of use.

Send all the parts because the piston may get reused because it “looks” pretty good (did you clean the top?  Usually there’s little blow by until there’s carbon on the top).