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

Rockwell's cordless--and keyless--drill
26
Drills
Gene builds a superlight tourer
38
Bicycles
Christmas day battle that began a legend
45
Claire Lee Chennault; 1890-1958, World War, 1939-1945 (Aerial operations, Campaigns and battles, Myanmar)
New 4WDs are right on for off-road fun
48
Four wheel drive vehicles
Armchair studio for wildlife photos
51
Birds (Photographs)
Refinishing furniture is easier than ever
76
Furniture (Finishes and finishing)
Radio on wheels: the CB communications freeway
80
Citizens band radio
PM owners report
84
1976 Cadillac Seville
How to fix a vacuum cleaner
86
Vacuum cleaners (Maintenance and repair)
Don't blow your gasket!
90
Gaskets

Ceramics: fantastic new materials that will change your life
52
Ceramics
How to stay alive on a motorized bicycle
56
Motorcycles (Safety measures)
Four new cameras for movie-making fun
60
Motion picture cameras
Retune for regular
64
Automobile engines (Energy usage, Maintenance and repair)
At the gas pump . . . know your rights and know what's right for you
65
Gasoline
Boating at the end of the rainbow
68
Cruisers (Pleasure boats), Intracoastal Waterway
Instant furniture from kitchen cabinets
70
Furniture
Turbocharger kits you can buy
74
Automobile engines (Superchargers)
Turbocharging hits the streets
74
Automobile engines (Superchargers), Sports cars

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