Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

It's income tax time
32
Income tax
America's need for 100,000 newly-trained mechanics
48
Mechanics (Persons)
Water under Long Beach stops that sinking feeling
82
Subsidences (Earth movements), Long Beach (Calif.)
Masters of explosives
97
Blasting
5000-mile game of catch
116
Guided missiles (Recovery, Tracking)
How do they measure up?
178
Automobiles (Statistics)
World's biggest auto show
179
Automobiles (Exhibitions)
Solutions for hard-starting problems
184
Automobiles (Starting)
Trouble shooting the tough ones
188
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Hanging bifold doors
191
Doors

Strange shapes on the campus
126
Lake Erie College, College architecture
Visitors see Tokyo from world's highest tower
128
Towers, Tokyo (Japan)
Electronic guide steers canal builders
130
Canals
Arkansas farmers harvest rice and fish
138
Agriculture (Arkansas), Fish industry
American automobile
144
Automobiles (History)
1960 parade of cars
151
Automobiles
Foreign cars, 1960
162
Automobiles, Foreign
How good are the compact cars? Popular mechanics use test
168
Automobiles (Testing)
Those new compact-car engines
172
Automobile engines
Gauges are not just ornaments
175
Gages
Inexpensive stools from discarded items
195
Stools
Soldering tips
207
Solder and soldering
Leather tooling is easy
208
Leather work
Wetter water makes chores easier
212
WETTING agents
Form-turning tools
224
Forming tools, Turning (Machine work)
Hacksawing can be easy
230
Saws and sawing
Holes in line
233
Drilling and boring
For the quality you want, at a price you can afford
238
Sound equipment
Building an equipment cabinet
242
Cabinets (Furniture)

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