That piston is junk. I would rather give a better evaluation after seeing the bore and more views of the piston but...
You have some pretty good scoring. The top of the piston looks like there was carbon buildup it was slamming into. Carbon buildup can make the engine run poorly and from the looks of the piston, oil was getting past the rings.
How much carbon was in the combustion chamber? I'm wondering what the valves look like in this engine. Perhaps this engine could live again. You will know once you measure the bore with your new tools.
Head warpage on these engines is repairable as long as they haven't been machined too many times. It can normally be repaired with a flat surface, sand paper, and some time if you don't have access to a mill.
I guess how I got to this point got lost in the previous thread perhaps. The scored piston is out of the old block, which had been bored to 030 and I found it with the head gasket broken. Perhaps pieces of the broken gasket are the reason for the scored piston. It was smoking badly and running really rough. There wasn't that much carbon buildup. When I posted at the time, the combined wisdom here concluded that most likely the rings weren't installed properly by the previous owner. So I bought new rings and was going to just give the old block a hone and new rings. However, since the old block is at 030 already, and at the time measured at 3.533 roughly, and having come across a STD block on ebay, I just decided to get that block and do a full rebuild, so here I am. Got the STD block which measures quite good, and will get new piston and rod, etc.
I'll still check the old block for scoring, just because I'm really curious.
Happy to find and join this Forum. I'm looking forward to the benefits of the collective knowledge that this group has to offer. My father bought a 224 new in 1972 , which I still use frequently, and...