I quickly learned that "loosening" (counter clockwise) was the correct was to engage more friction. I'm pleased with the feel now and am ready to test this out.
The other chore was to investigate my heater. The door in the picture below shows the inlet of the cabin air system. About two inches in diameter, it is located just above the right rudder pedal on the left had side. With the flow restriction baffles on, not mush warm air comes into the cockpit. There is no inlet on the copilot side.
I think I'll need to check on the canopy seal and perhaps add weather stripping to keep air from seeping in from behind the pilot.