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

Publications worth writing for
69
Pamphlets
Propane power! Should you switch to LP-gas?
85
Automobile engines (Fuel)
Will you lose your right to fly?
88
Air traffic control, Airlines (Traffic), Private flying
New outboards for '71
92
Outboard motors
Detroit 1971: when a fellow needs a friend
98
Automobile ownership
Electronic football lets you play like the pros
146
Electronic games
New magic for home movies: instant-loading projectors
152
Motion picture projectors
Tune up and tune out air pollution
156
Automobile engines (Exhaust, Maintenance and repair)
Workbench fit for a pro
162
Workbenches
How to get more from your power hacksaw
166
Saws and sawing

American motors mounts its assault!
100
Automobiles
Chrysler corp: it's add your own option year
103
Automobiles
GM's sporty movers; family movers
108
Automobiles
Open the wall and let the outdoors in
116
Sliding doors
Jeep in wolf's clothing: XJ001
120
Jeep automobiles
Truth about pet foods
123
Cats (Food and feeding), Dogs (Food and feeding)
They said I was crazy to drive in Japan
126
Automobile touring (Japan), Japan (Description and travel)
Snowmobiles in '71
130
Snowmobiles and snowmobiling
Saddle up for dirt!
138
Motorcycles
What's watt in choosing a hi-fi?
143
Audio systems
Right way to paint with spray guns
168
Paint spraying and sprayers
Build this charming curio cabinet
172
Stands (Furniture)
Build this electronic banjo
175
Musical instruments, Electronic
Make this lathe indexing attachment
179
Indexing (Machine work)
Shelves in a doorway
180
Shelves and racks
Solve holding problems with a threadless nut
181
Bolts and nuts
Look what you can do with a swivel-blade sabre saw
184
Saws and sawing
Make this dial-a-jig router attachment
188
Jigs (Tools), Routing machines
Projects to keep your workshop humming
192
Desks, Lamps, Shoes (Storage)
Four-barreled handgun
244
Pistols

Common terms and phrases