Posted a while back about a basket case Scarabeo 150 that I purchase and I am about ready to start fixing. I ordered parts and have the head rebuilt and the broken carb slide replaced and I am about to put the engine back together. However I had one question. This engine had the top ring damaged either by the tech that took it apart or when the broken carb slide got eaten. There is no damage to the piston or cylnder. I have never rebuilt a engine with nickelsil cylnders before and was wondering what the best way to proceed is. Should the cylnder be honed like a cast iron or steel sleeved cylnder or is there a different procedure. Only the top ring was damaged another option would be just to replace the top ring and baby the engine while it wore in without doing anything to the cylnder.
Unfortunately while I have worked on cars with nickelsil cylnders we don't replace them we put in short blocks so I have no direct experience with this type of repair.
Thanks for your help. (I also posted on the yahoo scarabeo forum for those of you who like me read both.)