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January
Special Features - How To Survive If You're Snowbound (Tips from experts can help you stay alive in a snow-buried car); What Sparkplugs Reveal About Your Engine (15 plug-condition photos gives clues to engine health); Icebergs - The New Freshwater Source? We Can Move 'Em (Towing icebergs to arid regions and away from collisions with offshore rigs is dangerous work); PLANS: Building PM's Work-And-Play Camper (You use one side for work, the other for weekend camping); PM Tests Chrysler's Omni And Horizon: First U.S. Front-Drive Compacts (Drive reports on two new cars); 10 Master Tricks For Restoring Furniture (An expert woodworker reveals solid workshop for bringing furniture back to life) Automobiles And Bikes - PM Garage; Imports And Motorsports; Car Clinic; Detroit Listening Post; Hang On To That Balloon-Tire Bike; How To Survive Being Buried Alive; Firsthand Report: Driving The Dodge Omni And Plymouth Horizon; Component Stereo On Wheels; Outgrown Your Motor Home? Take A Bus; How To Read Your Sparkplugs; PM Owners Report: Dodge Diplomat And Chrysler Lebaron; Got A Lemon? Here's How To Get The Drop On Detroit; Firsthand Report: Driving The Datson 510 Home And Yard - Homeowners' Clinic; Appliance Clinic; How To Choose And Use Wall Coverings Photography - Photo Hints Science And Engineering - Science Worldwide; World's Biggest Moving Job - Icebergs Shop And Crafts - PM Workbench; Hold-Down For The Workmate; Hints From Readers; Low-Cost Bookshelves You Can Build In A Hurry; 10 Great Shop Tricks From A Master Craftsman; Workshop Mini-Course: Wood Chisels; An Expert's Secrets For Carving Lifelike Birds; Two Tools You Can Make From Scrap Materials; These Toyboxes Please Everybody Boating And Outdoors - All Outdoors; Outgrown Your Motor Home? Take A Bus; New Boats For '78 - More Performance Aviation - New Homebuilts: Classy Looks With A Dash Of The Old Days; New Mini Flattop 'Flies" Like A Plane; PM Tests A New Kit-Built Hovercraft Electronics, Radio And TV - Home-Movie Sound That Sounds Good; Component Stereo On Wheels Every Month - Letters; It's New Now
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March
Special Features - Sneak Peak At Nova's Front-Wheel-Drive Design For The '80s (Here's a detailed look at GM's radically different compacts); Exclusive: Exotic New Weapons For The War Against Terrorism (How commando groups operate swiftly to save hostages); BONUS Section: Gardening And Outdoor Living (Build your bi-level deck, long-lasting fences, no-care garden); PM Dives In A Missle Sub (Our reporter tells what it's like to ride America's mighty deterrent to war); Sabre Saws (A master craftsman's tricks with the most versatile tool); Tire Quiz: (PM answers the 20 toughest questions about tires) Automobiles And Bikes - Detroit Listening Post; Imports And Motorsports; PM Garage; Car Clinic; Your Motorcycle: How To Control Your Bike Like A Pro; Cars Of The 80's; Firsthand Report: Driving Toyota's New Celica; This Tire Quiz Can Save Your Life; Firsthand Report: Driving The Subaru Brat; PM Owners Report: Peugeot; Saturday Mechanic: How To Add The Luxury Of Cruise Control To Your Car; Bike-O-Mania Boating And Outdoors - All Outdoors; Orienteering - New Sport That Can Save Your Life; Camp/Work Conversion You Can Do On A Budget; '78 RV Camping: 12 That Are Great For Camping; First-Timers Test A Motor Home; New Add-Ons For RV's; Latest For Tenters, Packers; Tantalizing Tents Science And Engineering - Science Worldwide; When The Terrorists Strike; PM Dives With Our Deadliest Missle Sub; Bold New Look At A Bright New Sun Home And Yard - Appliance Clinic; Homeowners' Clinic; Three Practical, Attractive Towel Racks To Make Quickly PM's 1978 Gardening And Outdoor Living Guide - Turn Your Above-Ground Pool Into A Backyard Resort; 9 Great Ways To Fence Your Yard; Gardening With Pebbles And Rocks; How To Have A Greenhouse This Spring; Grow Under Glass To Get A Jump On The Season; Lazy Man's Vegetable Garden; How To Get The Most From Your Garden Tiller; How To Avoid 13 Most Common Back-Yard Accidents; 20-Step Spring Tune-Up For Your Garden Tools; New Products For Lawn And Garden; 9 Steps To A Healthier Lawn Electronics, Radio And TV - Old Radios: New Turn-On Shop And Crafts - Hints From Readers; PM Workbench; PM Looks At 3M's Press 'n Sand; PM Looks At Precision Drill Guide; Shaker Candleholder Kit; PM Looks At Plastic Laminate Trimming Knife; Build This Movable Cabinet For Small-Tool Storage; 2-Ways To Cut Perfect Circles; Basic Cutting With A Sabre Saw Photography - Photo Hints Every Month - Letters; It's New Now
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May
Special Features - Car Care Guide; Introduction; Yes, Car Care Really Does Pay Off; Turn A Mess Into A Dream Garage; Section 1: The Early Miles; Section 2: The Growth Miles; Section 3: Adolescent Miles; Section 4: The Carefree Miles; Section 5: The Transition Miles; Section 6: The Resisting-Trade-In Miles; Section 7: The Ongoing Miles; Section 8: The Payoff Miles; Section 9: The Golden Miles; Section 10: The Begin-Again Miles; Section 11: Taking Inventory; Where Split Seconds Count In The Indy (Could it be won not on the track but in the pits? This year, see for yourself); Holy Land Finds Track The Bible's Truths (Archaeologists' latest digs are unearthing an amazing series of Biblical artifacts); Owners Report (AMC's Concord) Automobiles And Bikes - Imports And Motorsports; PM Garage; Car Clinic; Detroit Listening Post; Firsthand Report: Driving The BMW 733i; Your Motorcycle: How to make it handle better; Indy 500: How to watch the pit-stop ballet; PM Owners Report: American Motors Concord; Firsthand Report: Driving The Mazda RX-7 Shop And Crafts - PM Workbench; Build PM's Mini-Indy II; Build PM's Porch Swing: Just like the good old days - only better; PM Workshop Special: 12 Great Planters You Can Build; Workshop Mini-Course: Electrical drill basics; Hints From Readers; Hasp From Hinge Boating And Outdoors - All Outdoors; New Fun Machines For Spring; What Today's Compleat Angler Will Wear And Use; Skateboard Ring-Out Photography - Photo Hints; Photo-Totes: Choose The Bag For Your Needs; PM Looks At: Canon's Tilt And Shift 35-mm Lens Every Month - Letters; It's New Now Home And Yard - Appliance Clinic; Electrical Outlets Where You Need Them; Make This Tiffany-Style Terrarium; Homeowners' Clinic; Where To Take Your Garden For Help; Learn To Fix That Lawnmower Engine; How To Hide Unsightly Wall Plates; Install A Filter And Clean Up Your Home Water Supply; Tips From An Expert: How To Repair And Clean Carpeting; Put Sunglasses On Your Windows And Keep Down Cooling Costs; PM Looks At Electrolux Vacuums; What You Should Know About Your New Homeowner's Insurance; 3 New Garden Aids Science And Engineering - Mania For Mini-Trains; Science Worldwide; Putting Biblical Pieces Together; Coming: Super Windmills For Super Power Electronics, Radio, TV - Toss A Coin...; PM Looks At: Beam-Box Antenna; In-Dash CB: Lots Of New Choices And A Chance For A Bargain Aviation - Stunt-Flying Fender Benders
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June
Special Features - Decks & Patios: How To Build And Beautify Them (PM's deck plans help you go outdoors in style this summer); PM Owners Report: Fairmont vs. Zephyr (Survey finds differences may be more than skin deep); Kits For Making Classic Knives (How to customize a grip for the blade of your choice); PM's Motor Oil & Gasoline Quiz (Answers to your 20 toughest questions); What's It Like To Have A Live-In Computer (Programming the new marvels of microelectronics for fun and domestic bliss); PM Road-Tests The Foo Mobile (How to get around in a real two-wheeled car) Automobiles And Bikes - Car Clinic; Imports And Motorsports; PM Garage; Pedal-Pushers Hit The Road; Bike Touring Is For Everyone; PM Owners Report: Ford Fairmont And Mercury Zephyr; Smokey Stover: Hoppin' Hubcaps - A Two-Wheeled Car; How Much Do You Know About Gasoline And Engine Oil? - 20 Questions And Answers; Saturday Mechanic: How To Troubleshoot Your Electronic Ignition System (Part 2); Your Motorcycle: Air Turblance - How To Cope With The Invisible Threat Home And Yard - Homeowners Clinic; Appliance Clinic; PM Looks At Storage Organizer; Small Appliance Repair: What To Do When Your Food Processor Stops; PM Looks At Two Tools For Home Plumbers; Fans: Still A Good Way To Stay Cool; Backup Board For Ceramic Tile Assures A No-Fall Job; Nine Ideas For Decks And Patios; Build PM's Handsome Home Phone Center; How To Paint Masonry So It Stays Painted Boating And Outdoors - All Outdoors; Horse And Buggy Buffs; Now Bottom's Up's Illegal - New Boat Building Rules Photography - Photo Hints; New Equipment For Photographers Shop And Crafts - PM Workbench; Hints From Readers; PM Looks At: Sears 4-Inch Belt Sander; Workshop Minicourse: Screwdriver Basics; PM Plan Of The Month: A Simple Wood Lathe You Can Build; Sand Small Pieces By The Book; PM Looks At: Large Hole Drill; Make These Angle Blocks For Miter Cutting; Kit Knives You Customize Into Classics; Basics Of The Lost Art Of Blacksmithing; 18 Ways To Take The Hazard Out Of Your Home Workshop; PM Looks At: Ceramic Tile Hole Saw Science And Engineering - Science Worldwide; High On Bamboo; America - Can You Dig It? Amateur Archaeologists Find Thrills In Their Backyards; A PM Tour Of America's Offbeat Museums; Our Next Steps In Space: Zero-G Factories And Asteroid Mines Aviation - The Glory Days Of A Grand Old Lady: The DC-3 Electronics, Radio, TV ; 8 New Electronic Gadgets; They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Computer Every Month - Letters; It's New Now
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July
Special Features - Lathe-Turning Secrets From PM's Master Craftsman (The best techniques for letting the chips fall where they may); MiG 29: Ultimate Air-To-Air Killer (Soviet Fighter designs pose an ongoing challenge to the West); PM Owners Report: Sapporo And Challenger (More power to them, say otherwise satisfied buyers of these captive-import ponycars from Japan); Storybook Playhouses You Can Build (PM's complete plans for three great playhouses inspired by Three Little Pigs domiciles); Boating's 10 Deadly Blunders (Potentially fatal mistakes you don't want to make this summer); Our Nightmare Highways (Interstate deterioration can ruin your vacation - long-haul truckers tell PM where it's the worst) Automibiles And Bikes - Detroit Listening Post; Car Clinic; Imports And Motorsports; PM Garage; Why Do These Cars Blow Horns At Each Other?; PM Owners' Report: Dodge Challenger And Plymouth Sapporo; Our Crumbling Interstates: A National Dilemma; PM Owners Report: Renault LeCar; Saturday Mechanic: How To Service Your Catalytic Converter And EGR System Boating And Outdoors - All Outdoors; Now Hot-Dog Skiing Goes Overboard; 10 Worst Boating Blunders And How To Avoid Them; PM Plan Of The Month: Small Catarmaran: Designed For Home Shop Science And Engineering - Science Worldwide; NASA's Eye In The Sky; Test Yourself: How Much Do You Really Know About Energy Photography - Photo Hints; New Photo Topics: Traveler's Aid; Polaroid's Sonar Focus Camera Shop And Crafts - PM Workbench; Hints From Readers; Storybook Playhouses You Can Build; Low-Cost Table Saw Gets You Started In Woodworking; Workshop Minicourse: Electrical Plug Repair; How To Use Your Wood Lathe Like An Expert; Planter For Your Mailbox; PM Looks At: Hydraulic Rivet Tool Electronics, Radio, TV - Ear Conditioners: Shape Your Own Sound Environment; Build A Booster Amp For Big Sound From Small Radios Aviation - Hoist On Your Own Canard Home And Yard - Homeowners' Clinic; Appliance Clinic; 5 Great Projects For A Family Living Center Every Month - Letters; It's New Now
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