I sent Big John an email, he bored and hones the cylinders for me. 30+ years as a boat mechanic. I let him know what was going and he fired me back a promising email:
"Donít worry about the ring being a little big. I see it often and have been asked this question many times. It will run fine this way. Call me if you like."
He doesn't seem to worried about the larger ring gap. I trust his knowledge but at the same time, he's not paying for repairs! Any thoughts, concerns, or opinions?