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

PM looks at glass etching kit
16
Glass etching
Capsule reports on new auto products
29
Products, New
How to check and replace gaskets and seals
30
Gaskets
Keep your cassette recorder sounding new
34
Tape recorders and recording (Maintenance and repair)
Merc muscle machine
46
Outboard motors
Snowmobiling--the sport that's come of age
112
Snowmobiles and snowmobiling
Have room, will travel
114
Buses
Gas-saving gadget . . . that works!
116
Douglas G. NOILES, Automobile engines (Energy usage, Throttle)
How Uncle Sam can help you with your invention
118
United States Dept. of Energy, Inventions
PM owners report
120
Honda Prelude

It's easy to install an FM converter in your car
48
Automobiles (Radio equipment), Frequency changers
Now lasers help make better color prints from slides
54
Lasers (Photographic use), Photographic laboratories, Photography (Processing)
Drill press
60
Drills
Getting your snowthrower ready for winter
64
Snow blowers, throwers, etc (Maintenance and repair)
PM looks at Padco pressure painter
75
Painting, Industrial and practical (Equipment)
Coiled rope: a unique way to dress up your table
76
Table setting, Textile crafts
PM looks at floor safe
85
Safes
Home on the road with today's great car speakers
86
Loudspeakers
How to get dollars to go solar
90
Energy tax credits, Tax credits, State taxation
Those amazing pilotless planes
93
Drone aircraft
New ministereo sets sound like giants!
101
Audio systems
Fuel for the Fuhrer
102
Coal liquefaction, Technology (History, Germany)
Driving the 1980 Toyotas and Datsuns
105
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing, Front wheel drive)
Machines that changed the world
108
Technology and civilization

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