Gotta love it!
Great! These forums are wonderful -- I'm a member of five different ones now, I think.
Yes, piston and rod. I'll be putting new rings and bearings throughout.
When you can, please post (or somehow send me?) a pic of the top of the piston. I'm seeing different piston-tops in various places, including eBay.
Fixed Up a white 2001 P-code SE Sedan
including rebuilding the SPI (see my threads)