I removed the parts from the molasses and cleaned them up. The procedure was recorded with 2 cameras but there is a lot of video and and it will take some time to edit it.
The parts were in the molasses for a long time and a crust formed along the top of the parts. The good news is that it looks like there is no damage from this and a significant amount if not all of the buildup is gone from all but the worst cylinder. The lesson here is to use a deeper container or rotate the parts every week or so.
The next step is to take the snap gauges and determine which cylinders to use.
Someplace on the web I read that a place which rebuilds compressors honed the cylinders by media blasting. No details. The idea is that it prepares the surface to better hold oil.