Yes and No. Your advice was good it turns out, had Creason..who did the machining on the block, run a profilometer over it. Which is something he did when it was first done fortunately. There was a dramatic change in RA. It was very very smooth. So rehone, new rings...good finish etc. The question is.....what caused the dramatic change in surface finish in such a short time?
I feel like it will be fine now, just not sure how I ended up in this place to begin with. I did have some crazy crazy light oil expander in it. 4.005 expander low tension in a 4.040 bore. And it kinda got beat up, I knew that risk going in.,but I don't have a solid explanation of where my ring seal went to on the compression rings. It leaked down really good before, but definitely had issues, wouldn't pull any vacuum.
It does take more than 6#'s of torque to rotate it now.