Originally Posted by PearlRex11
I don't have experience with this exact issue but I can't see how using that shoulder bolt/lock nut would hurt anything. What I would say is to put some bearing grease on the shoulder bolt where it contacts that u joint. Also tighten that lock nut enough to make sure the shoulder bolt won't spin and wear through that bracket. As far as the adjustment, I could try to peak at mine and count exposed threads. I don't know if the mods you have done to your clutch would make it any different? Hope that helps.
The nut is tightened down completely onto the shoulder of the bolt. It is not putting any force onto the U joint or the other part of the linkage. I'm not really too worried about wear unless I got a shoulder bolt that was too short and it didn't bottom out before it squeezed the U joint.