I took my top end to a well known engine builder today to get the cylinder honed because I dont have a hone which is $35 plus shipping through Rocky mtn and the builder only charges $30 to hone it. Anyway he took one look at my cylinder and said it needed replated which he charges $190. He pointed out that there was a ridge at the top 1/8" of the cylinder. The thing I don't understand is if you feel it with your finger you can barely feel it and if I can explain it right the cylinder gets wider at the top on the inside of the bore. The piston would fit tighter in the middle of the stroke but at the very top where the rings don't even reach anyway it would be more loose (if that makes sence)?? I dont know what to do here. I don't really have $190 right now to spend and I have 2 races coming up real soon!