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

How to Rebuild a Carburetor
49
Automobile engines (Carburetors)
Mazda 626
56
Automobiles, Foreign
Install a Pass-through Window in Your Pickup
60
Trucks (Windows)
Germany's New Engine
62
Automobile engines (Design)
New Unmanned Fighter Planes Save Pilots' Lives
64
Remotely piloted aircraft
Now Design and Print Almost Anything!
104
Printing (Computer use), Computer graphics
Bolt-on Bodywork
108
Sports cars (Bodies)
Custom Cabinet for Video Games
110
Computer game cabinets
8 Garden Aids for a Bountiful Harvest
112
Garden equipment
6 Drill Press Accessories You Can Build
115
Drills (Equipment)

A Fantasy World Comes to Life
66
Ultima (Games)
Saw Metal with a Plywood Blade
68
Saws and sawing
Build an Heirloom Stationery Caddy
74
Desk furnishings
Make Your Own Concrete Bench
84
Benches
Forging Gold on Olympus
89
Olympic athletes (Training), Sports (Computer use), Biomechanics
Fire on Ice
92
Olympic Games, 1984 (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ski racing, Bobsled racing
PM's Dollarwise Guide to 1984 Imports
94
Automobiles, Foreign (Prices)
PM's Forest Ranger
98
Trucks, Remodeled
Mom & Pop Power Turns a Profit
100
Electric power plants
Make Your Mark--and Keep What's Yours
118
Property (Identification)
Working with Levels
120
Levels (Tools)
The Rediscovered Basement: Lowest-cost Space Maker
122
Basements, Remodeled
All about Plywood and Other Building Panels
139
Plywood, Paneling
Ford Racing Through History
148
Ford Motor Co, Automobile racing (History)
Build PM's Audio/video Cable Tester
154
Electric cables (Testing)
PM Long-term Car Tests: VW Vanagon, Dodge Caravan, Honda Accord, Jeep Cherokee
170
Jeep automobiles (Rating), Automobiles, Foreign (Rating), Vans (Rating)
How to Frame and Finish a Basement Window
176
Windows (Maintenance and repair)
Volvo 760 GLE.
180
Automobiles, Foreign

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