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Did you have two piece or one piece cast oil rings?
On my '74, the oil ring itself was the original one piece cast ring, with the spring in behind..... which is why I referred to it as a 2 piece. Maybe I'm referring to it incorrectly.

Hadn't thought of the heat gun approach. Sounds like a quicker method to the same end. Thx for that idea.
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Well then that is why the piston looked so good,

It was well oiled! :^P
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Man, I love the great feedback I'm getting. Keep it coming. I have a good heat gun will definitely try that approach first. You may notice I am going pretty slow on this teardown. l haven't had a lot of time to work on it due to other projects and commitments plus we have only had a few days recently that have no been unbearably hot and my garage is not air conditioned. I have also uncovered a leak that may require splitting the crankcase halves. I'll start a new thread on that one.
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Well then that is why the piston looked so good,

It was well oiled! :^P
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