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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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Diagnosing Engine Compression Leaks
39
Automobile engines (Compression)
Chasing a Solar Eclipse
50
Solar eclipses
A Super Vacuum . . . and More
60
Vacuum cleaners (Rating)
New Thunder for the Thunderbirds
63
United States Air Force Thunderbirds
Rowing Shells
66
Rowing shells
'83 Home Energy Guide
89
Energy conservation
Solar Rooms that Live
91
Sunrooms
New Low-cost Solar Heater You Can Install
96
Solar collectors
Cut Your Fuel Bills--up to 40[percent].
102
Boilers (Energy usage), Furnaces (Energy usage)
Multifuel Technology Heats Up
108
Boilers, Furnaces

Detroit '84
68
Automobiles
Focus on Underwater Cameras
72
Underwater cameras
30 Days with HERO-1
74
Robots
The World Up Close
76
Binoculars
Ford Thunderbird
79
Automobiles
Cabinets that Make a Room
80
Cabinets (Furniture)
Build PM's Music Box
84
Audio systems (Cabinets)
If You'd Rather Buy . .
87
Audio systems (Cabinets)
Spray Painting with Canned Paint
88
Paint spraying and sprayers
Solar-assist Heat Pump Follow-up Report: a Year of Savings
112
Heat pumps, Solar water heaters
Repairing Broken Windows
114
Windows (Maintenance and repair)
A Chimney Fire Alarm You Install
120
Fire alarms, Chimneys (Fires and fire prevention)
How to Season Firewood
122
Wood (Dryers and drying)
World's Hottest Homebuilt
147
Airplanes, Home-built
New Tank-busting Missiles Lay Down Instant Mine Fields
148
Land mines, Guided missiles (Design)
Getting Into Your Skull
150
Magnetic resonance imaging (Medical use)
Return of the Beetle
170
Automobiles, Foreign

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