A bit about it :
Have you ever witnessed or faced any breakdown of marine transportation? Ever witnessed it closely? well, in case of any breakdown or destruction of marine boats, repairing or searching for spare parts is no longer a big deal. The aftermarket marine industry is here. Never knew it before? no problem, I’ve got you.
What is the aftermarket?
Aftermarket is the market for spare parts, accessories and components for motor vehicles. We can also say that aftermarket parts are the replacement parts used to replace damaged parts of automobiles, and are not manufactured by the original equipment manufacturers. These corporations are other than those but work for their repairing and re-building. It has already spread widely in the whole world.
GLM marine is a worldwide corporation for aftermarket marine engine parts. Outboard marine corporation initiated OMC stern during 1962. The corporation is known to deal with the aftermarket marine engine parts. Such corporations are more known by those who have ever purchased any GLM products for their OMCs. And here is this articles for all those who know less about it. GLM marine corporation is located in Canada. All GLM marine afterparts are nicely shown on their website.
How to approach them?
You can simply click on the above link to approach them and their work. All the OMC sterndrive parts are displayed individually along with their detailed drawings. If you can not get enough information and detail from the drawings, you can effortlessly go to youtube for more help. Wayne Coll has more than 65 videos for repairing guide which you can watch to get help. Other than this, you can also find tools and new/old parts which are displayed along with their models and hp.
Spare parts series and repairing details:
The website provides you a complete diagrammatical and theoretical guideline for various marine sterndrives. The diagrams provided along can be used easily to understand the architectures and complicated structures for modifying and repairing.
Stringer OMC stern drive :
Here we talk about a specific boat model and it’s the modification or repairing details which the corporation offers. Also, there were some evolutions with the passage of time which can be understood by seeing the drawings in details. For example Stringer OMC stern drive. It is 400-800 Sterndrive gearcase where units are derived by OMC gear ball. It was for years 1971-1985. It has two common replacements : (i) P/N 11410 stainless steel wear pump shaft with the stripped male spline. (ii) Rebuilt OMC upper gearcase with GLM marine aftermarket parts.
OMC upper gear and lower gearcase:
OMC Stringer stern drive for upper gearcase was for years 1968-1977 with both press & bolt-on ball gears. OMC lower gear case for years 1982-1986 which had 3-1/4 inch smaller hub. Used parts for both are available for which you can contact the order desk. All pricing details are also provided on OMC remanufactured units. All of its replacements i.e Rebuilt OMC upper gearcase parts with new gears, driveshaft, water pump shaft, housing, bearings, ball ear, seals etc are available.
Other available models:
Other than these defined above, 400-800 electric shift stringer stern drive intermediate housing, cobra with u-joint driven drive shaft (1986-1992) and King Cobra(1988), a cylinder with the small hub (1986-1989) 3 litres, (1987-1990) 4-liter cylinder, v6-v8 cobra large hub rebuild kit, v6-v8 counter-rotating large hub unit. Cobra transom mount, cobra-SX Volvo Penta upper gearcase are also available.
Some evolutions by the corporation:
Till 1985, the versions of 400-800 series were produced inside Canada and USA. After this. Some new versions popped up and new modern parts manufacturing facility was carried out in Lexington, Tennessee. After all this success, the corporation went down in 1998. It was when their rights were purchased by Volvo. Their manufacturing facility was also shifted. Still, OEM parts are interchangeable. Other than this, you can know a lot more by simply going to the website. I would suggest you go and check the amazing stuff they’ve got.
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