Okay, I'm aware that I didn't give ANY of Y'all time to answer or help, but I think I got it!!! (This is a byproduct of over 20 years of graveyard shift! I have found that if I stay up real late on my "Sunday" I am much sharper on my "Monday." So I was up while Y'all were all cozy and asleep.)
The only way I could figure to make something permanent since I would never be able to bond the (unobtainable anyway!) infamous black nut back on, I figured out another way to do it. I used a die to thread the part of the screw/adj. steel shaft and put a nut on it. Trust me on this, that sounds MUCH easier than it was! I had to do a few different mods to a few parts, but I can now adjust my headlight still and should
have enough room either way (up or down) to make it aim correctly.
Why? you might ask... Just get a new one Jackass! Well, I know that if I turn this little one into my insurance who just raised my rates for having two tickets, they may very well boot me. I also know that turning this into CalTrans and getting paid will be a VERY long process and I really can't float the state a loan... PLUS, I like a good "shade tree" job...
I'll post if it didn't give me enough range of adjustment...
The piece I threaded:
A better pic of the reflector deflector:
All done, I never used the quick change lever anyway, and even with shortening the plunger shaped thingy, I just didn't have room for it.