Re: ring question?
You need to look at the inside edge of the rings. There should be one of the two inside corners with a 45* on it. That goes up so the compressed gases get behind it and push the ring outwards. You also need to put new rings inside the cylinder before the go on the piston and check the end gap. Where the ends of the ring come together it should be no more then half the thickness of the ring but they can't touch either or when they get hot the expansion will make them to long. The pins keep the ends from rotating into the port areas.
Put something FUN between your legs..