Based on comments/answer to my previous question, I cleaned the box up some, tightened all screws (no torque specs to be found) so I tightened to satisfaction.
I also noticed the wire on lower left big lug-screw (marked with an arrow) was bent back toward the main breaker panel frame. It seemed as though bare wire was touching the nut that is bolted to the frame (again, another arrow). I'm not sure that would cause an issue or not, but I did pull it away so it no longer touches. I haven't had any power issues in over 24rs.
Could this lug touching the panel box have caused my flickering and surge issues?