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

Spotlight on the VW Microbus
18
Automobiles, Foreign
Electronic servicemen and technicians
32
Electronics as a profession
Keeping up with the atom
58
Nuclear energy (Economic aspects)
Uncle Sam's how-to men show the world
65
United States International Cooperation Administration, Technical assistance, American
Eye on space
73
Space vehicles (Equipment)
Matching step table
134
Tables
Car-top boat toters
138
Automobiles (Equipment)
Planned for cookouts
144
Barbecue grills, Tables
Mowing pattern keeps cord in tow
149
Lawns
Decorator's lamp base from plywood
150
Electric lamps

Sacramento, ocean port
75
Sacramento (Calif.)
If it can't be repaired, send it here
76
Gabriel HIRSCH, Repair shops
Strange music
82
Musical instruments
Owners report: how good is the Plymouth?
86
Automobiles
U.S. navy's space surveillance system tracks all satellites
92
Artificial satellites (Tracking)
Trailers join the country club
94
Mobile home parks, Automobile trailers
Take your measure!
102
Information tests
Throw back the big ones
108
Bruce Walter HALSTEAD, Poisonous fish
Go to college outdoors
116
Olympic College, Camping (Washington (State)), Bremerton (Wash.)
Missile with a frozen heart
122
Golf balls
Woodcarvers of Spillville
126
Joseph Bily; 1880-1964, Frank Bily; 1884-1965, Wood carving, Spillville (Iowa)
There must be a better way
129
Vernon J. Pick; 1903-., Research
More quiet in your home
154
Soundproofing
Lake-front float
162
Rafts
Building a long-arm buffer
172
Polishing equipment
Table extensions double work range of bench saw
175
Saws and sawing
Farm-built tools speed haymaking
177
Hay handling (Equipment)
New rasps shape wood and metal
178
Cutting tools
Tips on lubrication
182
Lubrication and lubricants
Simple and inexpensive 6-in-one test set for radio experimenters
188
Radio equipment
Molecular electronics
191
Electronic equipment, Miniature
Imitation vitamins starve clothes moths
227
Metabolic inhibitors, Moths
Seven-man Dutch factory makes piston rings
236
Piston rings, Netherlands (Industries)
Engineer ants give lessons in how to live underground
240
Ants

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