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William Martin

Did you check the ring end gap with the ring in the cylinder by itself, no piston? It looks like you may have snagged the ring in the exhaust port & broke off a piece. I see some sign of trauma just above the exhaust port opening in that cylinder…I always worry about that a little bit with these oval port monsters, there is no center bridge to keep the ring out of the port. I know it works really well “most of the time”, but if the ring end gap is not there, the ring has to expand somewhere when it gets hot.