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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s 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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How to Install Your Own Phone
39
Telephone (Installation)
Chevy Celebrity
54
Automobiles
Ford Ranger
66
Pickup trucks (Four wheel drive)
Make a Reel for Your Mower Cord
73
Reels
Workshop Support Table
76
Tables
'83 Car Care Guide: Body
124
Automobiles (Corrosion and anticorrosives)
Waterproofing Turn Signals and Brake Lights
143
Automobiles (Lighting, Leakage, Signal lights)
How to Soundproof Your Car
148
Automobiles (Soundproofing)
'83 Car Care Guide: Electrical
152
Automobiles (Electric wiring)
How to Solder-splice and Use Heat-shrink Tubing
152
Solder and soldering

Rescue by a Satellite!
79
Boats and boating (Accidents), Artificial satellites (Rescue work use)
Complete Guide to Video Cameras
82
Camcorders (Rating)
The Brooklyn Bridge Turns 100
84
Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Pacing the Pack: Driving the Indy 500 Pace Car
88
Indianapolis 500 (Race), Pace cars (Rating)
New Pistols that Shoot Like Rifles
92
Pistols
New Look for Fishing Favorites
94
Fishing boats
Today's Top Tuners
96
Radio receivers (Tuning)
A Craftsman's Secrets for Using the Sander/grinder
98
Sanding and sanding equipment, Grinding machines
Build PM's Victorian Sideboard
102
Buffets, sideboards, etc. (Furniture), Furniture, Victorian (Reproductions)
Folk Art that Comes to Life
105
Carlton Garrett, Wood carving
How to Keep Power Tools in Topnotch Shape
106
Power tools (Maintenance and repair)
More about Dowels
110
Joints (Carpentry)
Popular Mechanics '83 Car Care Guide
111
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
How the Pros Rebuild a Car
114
Automobiles, Remodeled
High-tech Parts: the Secret to Keeping Your Car Running Forever
120
Automobile parts
Protecting a Wiper Motor
158
Automobiles (Windshield wipers)
How to Install Silicone Sparkplug Wires
159
Spark plugs
Troubleproofing Headlight Wiring
163
Automobiles (Lighting)
How to Install a Rubber Antenna
164
Automobiles (Antennas)
How to Install Stainless-steel Braided Hose
166
Automobile engines (Hoses)
Replacing Vacuum Hoses
168
Automobile engines (Hoses)
How to Install an Oil Cooler
169
Automobile engines (Cooling)
How to Install a Gauge Panel
170
Gages, Automobiles (Dashboards)
Retrofitting Tires and Wheels
171
Automobiles (Springs and suspension)
Installing Silicone Brake Fluid
172
Brakes, Automobile (Maintenance and repair)
How to Seal Weather-stripping
174
Automobiles (Leakage), Weatherproofing
How to Install Sun Shades
178
Automobiles (Equipment)
How to Install a Free-flow Exhaust System
179
Automobile engines (Exhaust)
Sneaky Missile Outwits Tanks
210
Guided missiles, Anti-tank weapons
Detroit Wires New Cars
210
Automobiles (Electronic equipment)

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