Pastor Dickson, is PET Zambia workshop Forman. He is a great guy and one of the hardest works I have ever seen. He works mostly with the wood, however he has two other guys that handle the welding. I asked Dickson to give me a list of the parts that need to come from the USA. I have taken pictures of these parts in the hope it will help you understand as we go through the list. The wonderful thing about the PET it's not a very detailed or complicated. That's one of the reasons it works so well out here.
Below are the parts with the names Dickson gave them. There is about thirty. I'm going to number them so we can talk about them later.
PARTS LIST FROM USA
PARTS LIST FROM ZAMBIA
SPECIAL PARTS LIST FOR OLD PARTS IN STOCK
NOW... LET ME GO THROUGH THE LIST WITH SOME INSTRUCTION… NOT EACH ONE.
1-3 - THE FORK, PIVOT PIN, & PIVOT STEERING POST ALL WORK TOGETHER. THESE PARTS HAVE BEEN COMING TO US PRE-MADE. THE THING THAT'S MOST IMPORTANT IS THE SIZE OF THE "PIN" AND THE "TUBE-PIPE" ON THE FORK & POST THAT MAKES THE PIVOT/ HING. WE HAVE HAD IN TEH PASSED PARTS COME WITH DIFFERENT SIZES OF TUBE-PIPE. WE CAN MAKE THIS PARTS HERE, BUT WE WOULD NEED TO GET THE RIGHT RAW STEEL FOR THE PIN & TUBE-PIPE TO MATE PERFECTLY IN SIZE.
2 THE PIN IS HOLLOW INSIDE (LIKE PIPE). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE BRAKE PUSH ROD GOES THROUGH IT.
4 TIRES, THE THINK ABOUT TIRES IS THE RIM FOR THE FRONT & BACK ARE DIFFERENT. THE FRONT TIRE RIM HAS OR WILL HAVE A SPROCKET WIELDED ON IT.
5 - BEARING, THERE ARE EIGHT BEARING (ALL THE SAME) ON EACH PET
6 - BEARING TUBE, AGAIN THIS IS ABOUT SIZE. THE BEARING NEEDS TO FIT INSIDE THIS TUBE PERFECTLY.
7 - PIVOT SHAFT, AGAIN THIS IS ABOUT SIZE. THE BEARING NEEDS TO FIT ONTO THE SHAFT PERFECTLY. THIS SHAFT IS USED FOR THE HAND-CRANK & WHEEL AXLE.
12 - BOLTS & NUTS, THERE ARE FOUR DIFFERENT SIZE WE USE ON THE PET. YOU'LL NEED TO LOOK AT THE PICTURE FOR THE DIFFERENCES - #1 THEY USE 7 ON EACH PET… #2 THEY USE 16 ON EACH PET… #3 THEY USE 4 ON EACH PET… #4 THEY USE 2 ON EACH PET.
13 - WASHERS, #1 THEY USE 45 ON EACH PET… #2 THEY USE 4 ON EACH PET.. #3 THEY USE 4 ON EACH PET.
14 - WOOD SCREWS, #1 THEY USE 8 ON EACH PET… #2 THE USE 12 ON EACH PET.. #3 THE USE 24 ON EACH PET.
15 - COTTER PIN, THEY USE FOUR ON EACH PET
18 - WE LIKE TO GIVE ONE TOOL-KIT WITH EACH PET
20 - THE HANDLES CAN BE WOOD TOO. HOWEVER, WE CAN'T FIND THE ROUND DOWEL IN ZAMBIA AND IT'S VERY HARD TO MAKE.
21-22 - WE CAN BUY SOME STEEL HERE, BUT WE SHOULD COMPARE PRICES FROM THE USA.
23 - IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET PAINT FROM THE USA. PAINT HERE IS OVER $30 A GALLON. YOU CAN PAINT TEN PETS WITH ONE GALLON. IF WE COULD EVEN BUY PAINT IN POWDER FORM AND ADD WATER HERE, THAT TOO WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA.
27-30 - WE HAVE 700 TIRES OF OLD STOCK. THESE TIRE NEED RIMS (FRONT & BACK) AND TUBES AND BEARINGS. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO USE THEM UP. WE'VE HAD THEM FOR OVER SIX YEARS IN STOCK. I HAVE TRIED TO GET THE EXTRA RIMS FOR YEARS, BUT IT NEVER HAPPENS FOR ONE REASON OR THE OTHER.
Click on links below to see images of parts listed above: