This is getting ridiculous, I'm quite sure the OP has figured out his plan.
But one last go, just to show where the poppycock really is coming from.
This is taken from Hot Rod magazine, complete with their description of the 'spun bearing' pictured. The bearing tangs can be clearly seen in both of the bearings; had the bearings actually spun in their bores, the tangs would have been sheared off. It is common practice to refer to any main or rod bearing failure generically as a 'spun bearing', probably because, as bearings sacrificially and progressively fail, they will eventually spin in their bores.
Right down into the copper: Three rod bearings had spun. Numbers 7 and 8 (shown) were the worst. Self-proclaimed “experts” had told Rob detonation had caused the piston wristpins to seize, in turn resulting in bearing failure. Wrong! Wear all the way around the bearing surface and journals is, as Norm puts it, “A clear indication of an oil-system problem.”
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From your sentence, 'Bearing surfaces are not soft to save the crank, they are soft so that debris can imbed itself in the material and save the crank journal', it seems that you're agreeing with me (and everyone else who understands the meaning of the word sacrificial) that engine bearing are
sacrificial; they are softer so that the more expensive part is not worn out first.
You can find some actual knowledge about bearings, from a manufacturer, here: http://kingbearings.com/files/Engine..._Materials.pdf
This is just a basic text of bearing construction, with descriptions of different types of bearings and materials used, as well as some performance data comparisons.
And I didn't 'mention' that I had, as you say "took 120 crocus cloth and wiped all the scoring off a crank journal, put in a new std bearing shell and called it good to head
out into the surf and get through that passage
and a few more ahead of them", I flatly stated that I have peeled bearing metal off a crankshaft journal, polished said journal with emery cloth, replaced bearing with a standard bearing, and run the engine as normal for years. I have in fact done this with 2 gas car engines and 1 diesel
boat engine. I've also more times than I can count replaced standard bearings with standard bearings, with nothing more than a quick crank polish and cleaning
, my 1994 Jeep comes to mind, rebuilt at 186,000 miles, it now has 310,000 miles on it. With standard rod and main bearings. The reason I was able to do this is because the main and rod bearings, being sacrificial, wore out before the crankshaft did. I did have to replace the roller cam and rollers at the first rebuild
though, somehow there was enough metal to metal contact to wear grooves in the cam lobes...
The point, as has been repeatedly said by the more reasonable people, is that the OP should evaluate his situation and act accordingly. In his case that could range anywhere from 'change a rod bearing' to 'complete rebuild'.
Anyone who presumes to 'know' what the OP has to do, or what his situation will be, is full of poppycock.