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

1986 Honda Accord
8
Automobiles, Foreign
Comet Arsenal
10
Telescopes
'HQ' Brings Improved VHS Videorecorders
14
Videotape recorders and recording (Rating)
Cool Dryer
20
Clothes dryers (Maintenance and repair)
Resawing
40
Saws and sawing
The King of Comets
89
Halley's comet
Cheap Wheels
92
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating), Automobiles (Rating)
Up the Creek
96
Canoes and canoeing
Components Vs. Systems
100
Audio-video systems
Fear of Flying
103
Aviation (Accidents, Safety measures)

Tools for a Sharp Shop
44
Sharpening of tools
Accessories: a Century of Progress
46
Automobiles (Equipment)
Testing and Repairing Catalytic Converters
51
Automobiles (Catalytic converters)
1986 Cadillac Eldorado/Seville
62
Automobiles (Rating)
High-tech Trailwear
70
Clothing and dress (Sports clothes), Textile fabrics, Synthetic
NASA Gets a Brand New Pad
79
Space shuttles (Launching pads, sites, etc), Air bases
PM Long-term Car Tests: Merkur XR 4Ti, Chevrolet Astro, Corvette, Chrysler LeBaron GTS, Buick Somerset Regal
87
Automobiles (Rating), Sports cars (Rating), Vans (Rating), Automobiles, Foreign (Rating), Automobile engines (Superchargers)
Brute Bikes
106
Motorcycles (Rating)
Wish List
110
Christmas gifts
Private Secretary
112
Secretaries (Furniture)
Tooling Along
116
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Footstool Fit for a Queen
118
Footstools
Stocking Stuffers
120
Wooden toys, Christmas projects
A Cordless Circular Saw
165
Circular saws

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