a search pulled this up
suggesting crank seals. I believe the owner ran it without the proper oil/fuel mix and thats how he scored the piston and cylinder so bad. I got it as a seized motor so I'm not totally sure. Does it make a difference in spraying wd40, carb cleaner, or starting fluid around the crank seals?
maybe I put the base gasket on incorrectly and covered the impulse hole?