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

Take underwater movies from above the waves
18
Motion picture cameras
How to keep the fuel flowing
25
Motorcycle engines (Maintenance and repair)
Stihl chain saw
28
Saws and sawing
Fill'er up--with gasohol
46
Alcohol as fuel
Would you believe . . . water pump runs on its own water
57
Pumps
Add a sail for under $100
104
Sails
Zoom lenses--now they're wide-angle, too!
106
Lenses, Photographic
How to keep your windshield clean
108
Automobiles (Windshields)
PM owners report
110
Lincoln Continental Mark V.
New Lincoln Versailles
112
Automobiles

Murder of the Orient express
71
Railroads (Europe)
Comeback of the convertible
76
Automobiles
1977 convertibles--they're for real!
78
Automobiles
PM's guide to solar-energy systems
80
Solar energy, Solar heating
Ten car noises you can't live with
84
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair, Noise)
Take-along entertainment you can carry in your hand
87
Television receiversRadio receiver, phonograph, tape recorder combination
PM owners report
90
1977 Chevrolet
New import outboards join the little league
92
Outboard motors
Dwarf fruit trees: big producers in tiny plots
94
Fruit trees, Dwarf
How to hike straight up
97
Mountaineering (Equipment)
New tackle that lands the lunkers
100
Fishing tackle
Create a classic Easter egg
102
Eggs, Decorated
Build a floater picture frame
103
Picture frames and framing
How to build in a room airconditioner
114
Air conditioners (Installation)
Build the ultimate desktop
116
Desk furnishings, Woodworking (Projects)
Build PM's everything shed
121
Garden houses, shelters, etc
Outdoor furniture with up-front style
128
Outdoor furniture
Build a freestanding cedar closet
134
Closets
20 metalworking tools for dozens of home repairs
136
Tools
Open up for more light
142
Houses, Remodeled
Hide your bulky radiator with this easy-to-make cover
154
Radiators
Survival--at bargain rates
169
Survival and emergency equipment
Desktop calculators that print their results
187
Calculators
Bounce light: the flash that flatters
198
Photography (Electronic equipment)
Don't let the good buddies bug you
230
Radio interference

Common terms and phrases