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

Spotlight on Dodge's new fastback
42
Station wagons
New from Wen
46
Saws and sawing
New flying pod for high-speed boating
48
Hydrofoil boats
Supersonic transports, too fast for comfort?
88
Air travel, Airplanes, Supersonic
Vacation house that can travel
93
Vacation houses
Teacup
146
Boatbuilding, Sailboats
Winter tune-up for your cycle
152
Motorcycles (Maintenance and repair)
Spoon rack and planter
156
Shelves and racks
Build anything with slotted angle
158
Angles (Metalwork)
Fun with a nearsighted camera
160
Cameras

How plush is a luxury car?
94
Automobiles (Design), Automobiles, Foreign
Three hot engines hit the street
100
Automobile engines
Comfort-livability index to the 1966 cars
104
Automobiles (Specifications)
Your serviceman looks at the '66 cars
106
Automobile engines
Duesenberg back from the romantic past
112
Automobiles
Electronic clinics for sick cars
116
Automobile service stations, Automobiles (Maintenance and repair), Electronic equipment
Great relaxing bonanza
122
Relaxation, Sleep
Hodag endurance run
127
Motor sleds
Sledding at a mile a minute
130
Ice boats and ice boating
No land?
134
Airspace (Law), Architecture
Cameras to trap crooks
142
Photography in criminal investigation, espionage, etc
Lathe fun from Alpine novelties
164
Bottle caps, Woodworking (Projects)
Specifics of specific gravity
168
Specific gravity
Gas-driven drywasher
170
Gold mines and mining (History)
You can get more miles per gallon
184
Automobile engines (Energy usage)
Make a continuity tester for your appliance test bench
189
Testing equipment
Nibbler attachment for your sabre saw
190
Saws and sawing
Metal scriber from pen
192
Pens
Wireless mike in your shirt pocket
194
Radio transmitters
Private ear for silent TV viewing
196
Headphones
Pocket policeman
198
Whistles

Common terms and phrases