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January
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; Motorcycle Competition: A Long Way From Popping Wheelies; Bug House For Your Bug; Saturday Mechanic: All You Need To Know About Electronic Ignition Systems; Drivers License For Snowmobiles?; Plymouth's Annual Troubleshooting Contest Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; Easy-Built Modular Furniture To Suit Any Need; The "Outback". Build-It-Yourself Camper For Compact Pickups; You Can Learn To Weld In Minutes; Custom-Fit Gun Rack Adjusts For Growing Collection; Sturdy Roller Support For Bench-Saw Work; Shop-Built Trammel Is On The Mark Everytime Home And Yard - How To Fix A Freezer; How To Hang Wallpaper; How To Work With Plastic Pipe; New Look For An Old Refrigerator Boating, Outdoors - New Boats For '74; Outdoors America...Inside Russia Photography - Photo Hints; Muddy Prints And How To Cure Them; Three Ways To Make A Custom Camera Bag Electronics, Radio, TV - Low-Cost Synthesizers: Switched-On Home Music Fun; Pocket Headphones Amp For Listening And Recording Science, Inventions - Simulators Teach Old Salts New Tricks; Bold Proposal: A Bridge For Alaskan Oil Aviation - Still Safer Than Driving?; Hot, New Homebuilts For '74 Every Month - Letters; Science Worldwide; Appliance Clinic; All Outdoors; The Bicycle Shop; Homeowners Clinic; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 12-page roundup); Car Clinic
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February
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; Check Your Battery With A Light In Your Lighter; PM's Dockside Guide To Imported Cars - '74; PM Owners Report: Volkswagen Thing; Saturday Mechanic: Get More Life From Your Clutch; VW Dasher: Future Shape For Your Family Car Boating, Outdoors - How To Keep Your Ice Skates Sharp; New Afloat For '74; New Cat That Scats The Sea; Big New Outboard Cruiser Has Rugged Offshore Hull; Inboards - Big And New; Mini Motors - Maxi Push; Pump Tilt To Trim Your Outboard; Bargain Gauge For Gas Consumption; Latest Gear And Gadgets; Listener That Locates Leaks Home And Yard - How To Remove And Reset A Toilet; How To Work With Copper Piping; How To Silience Plumbing Noises; Classic Chandelier You Can Make For Less Than $45 Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; Hints From Readers; Hints From Readers; Fun Projects For Wintry Evenings; Hints From Readers; Socket Holder For A Brace; Midpoint Punch Finds The Spot; Hints From Readers Aviation - The Exciting World Of Miniature Aviation; Homebuilt Planes: "Flying Needle": Fantastic new fun plane Science, Inventions - When Gas Mains Become Blockbusters Electronics, Radio, TV - Check Your Battery With A Light In Your Lighter; Two FM Favorites Add AM; Let Your Family Listen With This Easy Phone Amp Photography - Photo Hints Every Month - Letters; The Bicycle Clinic; Appliance Clinic; Car Clinic; Science Worldwide; All Outdoors; Homeowner's Clinic; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 12-page roundup)
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March
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; Pool It! How To Set Up A Successful Car Pool; Coming: Smaller Cars From Chrysler; PM Owners Reports: Chevrolet Luv, Ford Courier; Saturday Mechanic: Wear, Oh, Where Has My Tire Tread Gone?; Bicycle Motocross: New Two-Wheeled Sport Recreational Vehicles - Build PM's "Boonie Bug" - The Gas-Saving, Go-Anywhere Camper; New For The Road In '74; Small Rigs: Little - But Mighty Practical; Cars To Take Your Rig In Tow; Tires For Trails And Tows; Checkups That Keep Your Rig Rolling; Storage On The Side; Camper Accessories; The Almost-Safe Way To Carry Extra Gas Home And Yard - How To Troubleshoot A Food Mixer; How To Build And Install Fences; Safer Fluorescent Lighting; Quick Cover-Up For Utility Shelving Shop And Crafts - A Great Shop That's Neat, Noiseproof And Productive; Look What You Can Make From Metal Tubing; Black & Decker's Newest Cordless Drill; Sear's Lightweight Low-Cost Sander; Hints From Readers Aviation - Old Warbirds Never Die - Not In This New Museum; Homebuilt Planes: Dual-Control Homebuilt For Double The Fun Electronics, Radio, TV - Heath's Take-Along TV Has Three-Way Power; New Heathkit Clears The Air - Electronically; Build This Simple Transistor Tester Photography - Photo Hints; Cross-Fade Your Slides With This Simple Dissolve Control Science, Inventions - Cooking With Cow Power Every Month - Letters; All Outdoors; Appliance Clinic; Car Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; Science Worldwide; Homeowners' Clinic; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 12-page roundup)
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April
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; PM Owners Report: AMC Matador; PM Owners Report: Ford Mustang II; Saturday Mechanic: Emission Controls; Electric Three-Wheeler Home Ideas Guide - "Move" Into A New Home By Face-Lifting The Old; New Life For An Old House; A Family Room In The Attic; They Raised The Roof To Get More Living Space; Fabric Wall Coverings; Electric Wardrobe Door; Remodeling Ideas - Inside And Out; A New Look For A Tired Wall; Putting An Airconditioner Through The Wall; Basement Remodeling Ideas You Can Borrow; Mercury Vapor Lamp Burns Brighter, Less Energy; Surface Switch You Can Install In 30 Minutes; Stowaway Gas Furnace; "Stucco" Your Walls By The Sheet; Wall Arrangements From Leftovers And Scraps; How To Recaulk A Bathtub; How To Install Kitchen Cabinets Motorcycles '74 - Sidecars Are Back!; Half Car, Half Bike - High-Mileage Machines; Gas? Who Needs It? Ride A Charger; Turning Hobby To Horse; PM's Guide To The '74 Gas-Thrifty Machines Home And Yard - New Products For Home Improvement; Yardpower Roundup For '74; PM Tests Three Big-Muscle Garden Tractors Electronics, Radio, TV - Monster Power Amplifiers: Not Louder But Better; First Monster Amp You Could Build From A Kit; Cassette Decks Go Very, Very Posh Boating, Outdoors - Wind Power: Nonpolluting, Unrationed, Free; New Fly Gear To Fool Fish Aviation - Homebuilt Planes: Mini Warbird You Can Build Shop And Crafts - Jacks Quickly Level A Radial-Arm Saw; Hints From Readers Science, Inventions - They're Healing Bones With Electricity Photography - Photo Hints Every Month - Letters; The Bicycle Shop; Car Clinic; Appliance Clinic; All Outdoors; Science Worldwide; Homeowners' Clinic; It's New NOW
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May
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; PM Owners Report: Toyota Corolla; Pedal Cars: The Gasless Way To Go; PM Owners Report: Datsun B-210; World's Fastest Bicycle; Saturday Mechanic: Kit-Built Tune-Up Instruments Car Care Guide - Your Car's First 100,000 Miles; Tune-Up Instruments; Lubrication; Ignition System; Fuel And Emissions Controls Systems; Battery And Charging Systems; Cooling Systems; Tires, Steering And Suspension; Engine And Exhaust System Leaks; Brakes And Transmission; Safety Equipment And Accessories; Body Care And Appearance Home And Yard - Four Wonderful Weekend/Vacation Homes; How To Work With Plasterboard; Innovative Second Home: 'Airplane' Beach House; How To Stretch Screen-Wire Taut; Backpack Paint-Removing Machine Shop And Crafts - 16 Ways To 'Hide' Plywood Edges; How To Paint With Spray Cans; Build This 12-Inch Bandsaw For Your SHop; Hints From Readers; Patience...A Game To Test Your Cool; PM Test Report: A 3-In-1-Tool Drill Press; Hints From Readers Boating, Outdoors - 10 Ways To Go Without The Gas; Canoes That Take Less Paddle Power; New, Lighter Gear Goes Camping; RV's That Go Easy On Gas; Four-Wheel-Drive Get-Away Van Science, Inventions - They Ride The Hailstorms Photography - Photo Hints; New From Polaroid: Instant Negatives Electronics, Radio, TV - New TV Tubes Lock In Better Color Pictures Aviation - The Homebuilt Plane You Have To See To Believe Every Month - Letters; The Bicycle Shop; Homeowners' Clinic; All Outdoors; Car Clinic; Appliance Clinic; Science Worldwide; It's New Now
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June
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; Sport Trikes Go Street Legal; PM Owners Report: Honda Civic; PM Owners Report: Fiat 128; Saturday Mechanic: How To Install An Auxiliary Fuel Tank; Detachable Saddlebags For Your Motorbike Special Report On Bicycles - Best Bicycles And Gear For Commuting, Shopping And Touring (A 10 1/2-page roundup) Home And Yard - HOw To Groom Your Dog Like A Pro; Re-Siding: You Can Do It Yourself; How To Rent And Work From Scaffolding; Other Siding Products You SHould Know About; How I Bought My Siding Job; The More You Build The More You Save; How To Keep Cool For Less Money Shop And Crafts - Surf Sailor: You Can Build From PM Plans; Twin-Duty Target Box; Newton's Cradle: A Surefire Conversation Piece; Hints From Readers; You Can Build This Buffet-Bed Table; Detachable Saddlebags For Your Motorbike; Hints From Readers Boating, Outdoors - Surf Sailor You Can Build From PM Plans; RV Home Away From Home; Twin-Duty Target Box Photography - Likable Little Leica Is Great For Travel; Photo Hints; New Aids For Photo Drying; Tripods Aren't Always Tripods; Auto-Winding Topcon: A Little Motor Drive, A Lot Of Camera Science, Inventions - Watch Out For Those Career Killers; Newton's Cradle: A Surefire Conversation Piece Aviation - Homebuilt Aircraft: Tough Little Biplane Built For Two Electronics, Radio, TV - Spinning Saucer And Revolving Rabbit Ears Aid TV Reception Every Month - Letters; Car Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; Appliance Clinic; All Outdoors; Homeowners' Clinic; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 10-page roundup)
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July
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; Seven Way To Go Without Gas - And Still Get There; At 90 Miles To The Gallon, Who Cares What It Looks Like; The Horseless Carriage Returns - Quietly; What, No Altimeter! (A Look At Mazda's New RX-4); PM Owners Report: Mazda RX-2 And RX-3; Taking The Mystery Out Of Miles Per Gallon; PM Owners Report: Subaru DL And GL; Saturday Mechanic: How To Test And Replace Ignition Cables Home And Yard - How To Keep Your Power Mower Purring; Your Own Electric Power - Whenever You Need It; Say Good-By To Patio Bugs; Two Rugged Garden Tractors From A Maker Of Big Trucks; Through-The-Wall Heating/Cooling Unit; Now: Water By The Button; Greenhouse At Home: What A Way To Grow!; Underground Drainage System Ends Foundation Flooding Shop And Crafts - Fun With A Chain Saw; Hints From Readers; How To Solder Electrical And Electronic Wiring; Five Clever Projects For Convenience - And The Fun Of It; A Center Marker For Lathe Work; Restring Your Own Tennis Racket Aviation - Hot Homebuilt Plane: Fast, Fun And Flashy Boating, Outdoors - Build PM's Scuba-Tow- A Self-Powered Sea Scooter; Pan For Gold This Summer - Here's How And Where; Bass Boat With Everything Photography - Photo Hints; Steady...Aim...Shoot! Gunstocks, Grips And Other Gadgets To Keep Your Camera Steady; Darkroom In A Suitcase Travels With You Electronics, Radio, TV - World's Fastest Pushbutton, Digitally-Tuned TV - It's A Kit Science, Inventions - TV Implants May Help The Blind To See Every Month - Letters; The Bicycle Shop; Appliance Clinic; Car Clinic; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 10-page roundup); Science Worldwide; All Outdoors; Homeowners Clinic
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August
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; Bicyclists, Start Your Engines!; PM< Owners Report: Renault 12; Preview Of The 1975 Cars; PM Owners Report: Buick Riviera; "Clean" Motorcycle Runs On Propane; Saturday Mechanic: Clean Carb Route To Better MPG Home And Yard - How To Repaire An Electric Iron; New Channel Furring: An Easier, Neater Way To Tile A Ceiling; How To Remove A Bearing Wall; Three Quick Projects To Brighten Your Home; Paper-Towel Holder; Sewing Caddy Made From Plywood; Dominoes "Light Up" Centerpiece Holder Boating, Outdoors - This Kill Switch Can Save Your Life; Tunnel Hull: A 10-Foot Hot New Speedster You Can Build For Less Than $200; New Challenge - Ocean Heavyweights On A Fly; Sleek New Boat From An Old-Time Builder; Mew Multi-Use Outboard - For Runabouts, Cruisers, Racers; Outboards That Go Without Gas Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; Table-Saw Dolly Rolls Where You Want It; Twenty-Eight Ways To Make Strong Wood Joints; 1450 A.D. Clock In A Kit; Wrought-Iron Workshop Comes In A Kit; Electric Glue-Gun Caddy; A Modern Workshop In The Old West Photography - Vortex Film-Washer Swirls Hypo Away; Photo Hints; Frame Your Movies With A Matte Box; Long, Long Lenses At Low, Low Prices Electronics, Radio, TV - Pick Of The Pickups - PM Tests Eight Stereo Phono Cartridges In The Popular-Price Range; Homebuilt Kits For "Professional" Recording Science, Inventions - It Was Going To Be "A Piece Of Cake," Thought The Dope Smugglers - Until...(war on illicit drugs) Aviation - Homebuilt Planes: Flying Twins - Your Choice Of One Seat or Two Every Month - Letters; Car Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; Science Worldwide; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 10-page roundup); All Outdoors; Appliance Clinic; Homeowners Clinic
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September
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; PM Owners Report: Audi Fox; Everybody Wants These Used Cars (Or Why All That Paint Goes To Murray, KY); Old Cars Or New?; PM Owners Report: Mercury Cougar; Saturday Mechanic: Your Summer Dents And How To Get Them Out Shop And Crafts - Handsome, Durable And Contemporary "Cane" Chair - Build It For $85; Ship Modeling: New Life For An Old Art; Shop-Test Report: Swingline's New Whammer; Shop-Test Report: Foley's New Sander-Grinder Lets You Sharpen Almost Anything; Hints From Readers; Adapter Mounts Unimat Headstock On Larger Lathe Home And Yard - They Learn Construction By Building Houses; How To Make Drawers; Four Projects You'll Find Fun And Handy; Bean-Bag Bull's Eye; Kitchen Cookbook Caddy; Duck Decoy Lamp; Water Barometer; Clever Disguises For Storage Buildings Boating, Outdoors - A Kayak That Thinks It's A Surfboard; Chrysler Builds A Cruiser; Marine Test Centers: Where They Bruise 'Em To Make 'Em Better Photography - Photo Hints; This 'Slide Projector Shows Movies; Exposure Meters: Aim Them Right And They Won't Steer You Wrong Science, Inventions - Fire On The Flight Deck! What's Being Sone To Prevent Such A Disaster From Striking Our Mighty Carriers Again Aviation - Mini-Coupe: VW-Powered Midget You Build From A Kit; Don't Sell The Airship Short Electronics, Radio, TV - Wild New Speakers - The Methods Behind Their Madness Every Month - Letters; Car Clinic; Appliance Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; It's New NOW: Latest Products And Developments (A 12-page roundup); Science Worldwide; All Outdoors; Homeowners Clinic
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October
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; Kalamazoo Isn't Far From Detroit, But Checker Is; Saturday Mechanic: How To Prepare For Winter Detroit '75: Carmakers' Turnaround Year - Chrysler Corp - Let 'Em Push Buttons; General Motors Corp. - The End Of "Bigger Is Better"; Ford And Lincoln-Mercury - In Search Of The Sensible Car; American Motors Corp. - AMC Polishes Its Petrol Pinchers; Specifications And Comparisons For All 1975 Domestic Model Cars Home And Yard - Your Own Fire Engine - Ready To Roll Anytime; Heat-Saving Ideas; Zoned Heating: Balanced Comfort Throughout Your Home; Save Fuel With This Thermostat Timer; Three Stunts To Get More Of The Heat That's There; How To Keep Your Heating System Effecient; How To Get More Of The Heat You're Paying For; Fireplace Furnace: Heating Your House Instead Of Your Chimney; How To Build A Hood For An Oven Over Range; This Once Was A Garage, Now It's A Guest House Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; Rollaway "Workshop" For Router And Drill Stand; Build This Charming Colonial Trestle Desk; A Rip Fence For Your Bandsaw Boating, Outdoors - Big Fish From Small Boats; Waterway Preview: Motors/Boats For '75; Handloading: Cheaper And Better Science, Inventions - The Bean That's Making Meat Obsolete; How Science Plans To Tap Sun Power From The Sea; Ways To Go That You've Never Seen Before Photography - Photo Hints; Greeting Cards From Your Own Photos Electronics, Radio, TV - New In Hi-Fi; Feature-Packed Akai Is Three Tape Decks In One Aviation - Homebuilt Plane: It's Not Much To Look At, But It Gets You Up There Every Month - Letters; Appliance Clinic; Car Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; Science Worldwide; Homeowners Clinic; All Outdoors; It's New NOW
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November
Automobiles, Driving - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; Drive It Into The Ground! What It's Like To Drive In The Press On Regardless Road Rally; Saturday Mechanic: Retreads - Safe At Half The Price Christmas Gifts You Can Make - Chamberstick And Bud Vase You Turn On Your Lathe; Pipe-Smokers King-Size Display Case; Assemblages - A Way To Keep Memories Fresh; Surprise Her With A Nail-Polish Dryer; Hatching Chick Keeps Coming Alive; Performing Seal Makes Balancing Trick Look Easy; Display Boxes For Keepsakes; Handsome Candle Sconce Adds Beauty To Any Wall Science, Inventions - Science "Knocks Heads" In The Search For A Safer Football Helmet; The Wind Shifts To Windmills For Added Power; Superflywheel: The "Battery" That Spins; Danger: Noise At Work! What It's Harmful Effects Are And How You Can Guard Against Them Photography - Photo Hints; New Flash Units Make Any Photographer Look Brighter; Turn Your Lens Into A Telescope; New Little Konica Makes Even Daylight Flash Easy; New-Camera Meters Don't Give You The Needle Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; Die-Stock Attachment Makes Threading Easy; Toy Truck For The Boy In Every Man; Portable Saw Pinch-Hits As Cutoff Machine; PM Test Report: Velvetizing Lets You Add A Colorful Soft Touch; PM Test Report: Homelite's New Chain Saw - Two Triggers Are Better Than One Home And Yard - How And What To Caulk; How To Install A Fast-Set Door Lock Boating, Outdoors - Snowgoers For '75 - More Speed, Less Noise; The Old Art Of Muzzleloading: Shooters New Smoky Hobby; Travel Tote For Rod And Gun Aviation - Homebuilt Planes: Breezy Biwing Beauty You Can Build Or Buy Every Month - Letters; Homeowners Clinic; Appliance Clinic; Science Worldwide; The Bicycle Shop; All Outdoors; Car Clinic; It's New NOW
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December
Automobiles, Driving - Imports And Motorsports; Detroit Listening Post; How Electronics Will Take The Jackknifing Out Of Truck Driving; Modernize That Old Minibike; How To Take Your Car In Tow Behind A Motor Home; Saturday Mechanic: How To Pass Emissions Tests Home And Yard - All-Plastic Storm Windows You Assemble In Minutes; One Power Handle Drives Variety Of Cordless Tools; End Trailing Cords, Raggy Edges And Aching Back; How To Lay Out And Build Stairs; Welcome Gifts From Your Workshop; Spring-Powered Toy Racetrack; Turned-Handle Cutting Board; Lazy-Susan Table Server; Wine Rack Keeps Conversation Flowing; Sketching Bench Has Retracting Easel; Fireplace Heat Savers Shop And Crafts - Marquetry: A Difficult Art Made Easier; Beautiful Trestle Table You Can Make; Use The Right Saw Blade For The Job; Offset Screwdriver Attachment; Self-Hammering Toolholder; Cloth-Tape Inlays; Wall Rack Keeps Files Handy; Metal Cutoff Machine: A Mighty Handy Shop Tool; Bench-Block Anvil; Hints From Readers Science, Inventions - The Navy's Big, New Beachhead Buster Boating, Outdoors - Boats That Break The Records; Wear For A Warmer Winter; A Dreamboat Takes Shape In A Barnyard; How To Choose The Best Cartridge; How To Take Your Car In Tow Behind A Motor Home Electronics, Radio, TV - Calculators Get Smaller, Smarter And Cheaper Photography - Photo Hints; Trim The Fat From Your Vacation Slide Shows Aviation - Plane At 20,000 - Pilot At Altitude Zero Every Month - Letters; Homeowners' Clinic; Science Worldwide; Appliance Clinic; The Bicycle Shop; All Outdoors; It's New Now; Car Clinic
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