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

Troubleshooting Your Brake System
37
Brakes, Automobile (Maintenance and repair)
Ham Band Expansion--when?
46
World Administrative Radio Conference, Radio frequency allocation
2 Plywood-cutting Jigs You Can Make
65
Jigs (Tools)
Buick Skyhawk
72
Automobiles
PM Long-term Car Tests
76
Automobiles (Rating), Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
Make this Squirrel-proof Bird Feeder
109
Bird feeders
About Driving Nails
110
Nails
More-miles-per-gallon RVs
112
Truck engines (Energy usage), Campers, Truck
Tiny Trailers for Economy Towing
118
Automobile trailers
New for Spring Fitting Out
120
Boats and boating (Equipment)

Automakers who Dared--and Lost
79
Automobiles (History)
High Tech for Robin Hood
82
Archery (Equipment)
Corvette
84
Sports cars
Strange Bedfellows on the High Seas
88
Fisheries (Soviet Union, International aspects)
Here Come the Assembly-line Genes
92
Biotechnology industry
Make Your Own Weather Forecasts
96
Weather forecasting, Home meteorological stations
Country Weather Vanes You Can Make in Your Shop
98
Weather vanes
A Barn for Your Back Yard
102
Garden houses, shelters, etc
3 Gardening Aids You Can Build
105
Garden equipment, Plants (Protection)
10 Secrets from a Master Woodcrafter
106
Woodworking
3-D TV is Here
129
3-D television
Pier Into the Future
130
Docks, wharves, etc
Here Come the New Flying Fish
130
Hydrofoil boats (Rating), Guided missiles (Launching from ships)
Rocket Bailout
132
Airplanes, Jet (Escape devices)
Building Heathkit's Digital Weather Computer
148
Meteorology (Computer use)
Driving the Nissan Pulsar
154
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
Driving the Porsche Cabriolet
160
Sports cars (Rating)
The Bike that Ate Up New York City
166
Bicycles
Quick Guide to Speaker Repair
170
Loudspeakers (Maintenance and repair)

Common terms and phrases