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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

Jet Ski's Big Brother
12
Jet skis
New Sport Designs Afoot
12
Athletic shoes
Faded Glory
16
Automobiles (History)
Making a Miterbox
33
Miter boxes, gages, etc
Heard But Not Seen
35
Loudspeakers (Design)
Miami Vice
85
Miami vice (Television program) (Reviews)
Asian Invasion!
90
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
Gotcha!
95
Radar detectors
We Have a Winner!
99
Trucks, Remodeled
Muscle Boats
102
Motor boats (Rating)

DAT: Going Mobile
36
Automobiles (Audio systems), Digital audio tape recorders and recording
Mobile Image-makers
38
Compact cameras
Pull Right Up, Please
44
Tractor pulling
Enemies of Promise
46
Digital audio tape recorders and recording (Unauthorized recording)
Magic Wand
46
Remote control (Rating), Audio-video systems (Control)
Physics Centennial
56
Light (Speed), Physics (History)
Space Station Will be Revamped
56
Space stations (Design)
PM Long-term Car Tests: Nissan SE Pickup, Ford Taurus LX, Oldsmobile Delta 88
78
Trucks, Foreign (Four wheel drive), Automobiles (Rating)
People who Live in Globe Houses
79
Houses, Round, Public housing (Netherlands)
Is Newman's Car for Real?
82
Joseph Westley Newman, Automobiles, Electric
The Cars of Miami Vice
85
Automobiles in television
Digital Audio Cassettes: Small Tape, Big Sound
106
Digital audio tape recorders and recording (Rating)
'How I Bombed Qaddafi'.
110
Muammar al- Qaddafi (Libyan dictator.); 1942-, Libyan-American conflict, 1986
Shopwork Guide
115
Woodworking (Projects), Workshops (Equipment)
Benchmark
116
Workbenches
One for All
124
Machinery (Stands, tables, etc)
The Pros and Cons of Home Equity Loans
133
Home equity loans
How to Install a Deadbolt Lock
136
Locks and keys
How to Repair a Bathtub Drain
138
Plumbing (Maintenance and repair), Bathtubs (Maintenance and repair)
Piece-keeper: an Easy-to-build Small-parts Cabinet
142
Cabinets (Furniture)
Troubleshooting Your EGR System
149
Automobiles (Pollution control devices)
Miami Vice
156
Miami vice (Television program) (Reviews)

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