Fresh from the Hot Rod Power Tour, Jack Treanier cruised Bisquik around Manteno, Illinois, for Scott Killeen’s moving camera. The body itself remains mostly stock but is cleaned up with shaved door handles and smoothed-out bumpers. The silver and white PPG urethane enamel paint shades are from the 1997 Acura color wheel. Fresh from the Hot Rod Power Tour, Jack Treanier cruised Bisquik around Manteno, Illinois, The 604 big-block is Chevy-based and uses Edelbrock aluminum heads. The Trick Flow aluminum block has a 4.5-inch bore and a 4.75-inch-stroke Trick Flow crank. Machined at Summit Racing, the engine also uses a Lunati roller lifter cam and Crower pushrods. The Street & Performance EFI system uses S&P fuel rails, a TPI-type throttle body, and a GM computer with an S&P chip. Troy Trepanier fabbed the upper intake system and body-color-painted cover. The master cylinder and power-brake booster are from a Geo Metro. The 604 big-block is Chevy-based and uses Edelbrock aluminum heads. The Trick Flow aluminu It’s not what you see inside Bisquik, but rather what you don’t see. For example, the power window and lock switches are mounted at the front of the stock bench seat, just underneath the driver’s and passenger’s legs. The steering column was pirated from an 1988 Chevy Cavalier. An Orion-amplified stereo is also tucked away throughout the cabin. The interior wiring was done with Painless Wiring harnesses. A Boyd’s Ultra Classic wheel connects driver to car, while things are kept dry with A&M Soffseal rubber window seals. It’s not what you see inside Bisquik, but rather what you don’t see. For example Troy fabbed the cold-rolled steel covers that fit behind the Boyd’s Billet Vintage wheels. The front 18x7-inch wheels are wrapped with BFGoodrich Comp T/A P235/40ZR18 skins. The stratospheric rear combo includes 20x10-inch wheels and P275/35ZR20 donuts. Troy fabbed the cold-rolled steel covers that fit behind the Boyd’s Billet Vintage wh Bisquik’s perfect stance was achieved by lowering the ball joints on the frontend and removing one coil on the springs. The control arms were also C-notched and stepped. The car’s original dropout-type centersection rearend is supported by boxed control arms, and an airbag system allows the back of the car to be leveled off when the trunk is loaded up for road trips. Since there’s also room inside for six, the airbag system also comes in handy when the car becomes the official Rad Rides by Troy staff limo Bisquik’s perfect stance was achieved by lowering the ball joints on the frontend and Visible on the passenger side of the Trick Flow 604 V-8 are the compressor for the Vintage Air A/C system and custom-built headers that lead to an HPC-coated 3-inch exhaust system. Flowmaster mufflers quell the engine’s song. A Griffin radiator keeps the engine cool during hot Illinois summers. The valve covers read "Bisquik--Rad Rides by Troy." Also note the fuel-pressure gauge mounted in the fuel rail, which helps ensure that the 42 psi setting is maintained for the fuel system. Visible on the passenger side of the Trick Flow 604 V-8 are the compressor for the Vintage Troy custom-built the dash. To the right of the Auto Meter Ultra Lite speedo and tach are Ultra Lite gauges for oil pressure, water temperature, voltage, and fuel level. Troy custom-built the dash. To the right of the Auto Meter Ultra Lite speedo and tach are The spacious trunk is home to a pair of Orion amps and a Pioneer CD changer. Note the fuel filler and a gauge for the car’s airbag system on the left. The two buttons above the dial allow the car to be raised or lowered, depending on load. The perfect, level ride height is therefore never compromised. The spacious trunk is home to a pair of Orion amps and a Pioneer CD changer. Note the fuel Troy Trepanier and his dad Jack have done it again. Outdoing such outrageous cars as a Buick (CC, Aug. 1992) and a super-smooth 1967 Chevelle (CC, Nov. 1995), they’ve created "Bisquik"--an absolutely otherworldly 1961 Chevy Biscayne two-door sedan. With the 21st century rapidly approaching, this car embodies everything we’d like to see in a street machine for the year 2000. Where to start? We can begin with the ultra-smooth and subtle graphics that, when combined with 1997 Acura PPG white and silver hues, give the car the perfect look. Moving on, there are tricks such as a fabricated dash Troy built that houses a complete set of Auto Meter gauges. We could go on and on with glowing descriptions of every last detail on the car, but the best way to see what we’re talking about is to study the photos carefully. Study how the 604-inch Trick Flow aluminum big-block fits perfectly underhood. Study how the 20-inch wheels and tires in the back tuck up under the Biscayne’s fenderwells as if they were made for the car. Study how the super-simple interior really drives home the old cliche that less is (and always will be) more. Seeing this car being uncovered at Troy’s Manteno, Illinois, shop was like getting an instant education on the state of street machine art as it should be for 1997. Built almost entirely at Rad Rides by Troy, the car also represents what we believe to be the best marriage of name and body style that we’ve seen in many years. While "Bisquick" as a pancake and biscuit mix has been around for decades, remove the "c," and the word will now forever describe a true high point in custom street machine fabrication. An important factor that makes Bisquik so unusual is the choice of body style. The unique roof overhang over the rear window is but one of several styling elements that make the car unlike anything else. Also unlike nearly anything else is its source of motivation--the 604-cube mill that really puts the "quik" in the name. Built using Trick Flow’s new Sonny Leonard-designed aluminum blocks, these monsters can incorporate up to 800 ci if desired. The block accepts big-block Chevy-pattern cylinder heads, and, in this case, a pair of Edelbrock Performer heads are the choice. Other internals include a forged-steel Trick Flow crank, Lunati rods, and Lunati pistons. With these elements paired up with the exact fuel-metering capabilities of a Street & Performance EFI system, an estimated 600-plus hp should be plenty "quik" indeed. As might be expected, most people probably think Bisquik was built to be nothing but a show car that rolls around on a trailer. You’d be wrong, however, since the car has already been on the entire 1997 Hot Rod Power Tour from Los Angeles to Detroit. It was finished just in time for that trip, and it was also driven to California from Illinois for the tour. After all, how can a Biscayne be "quik" if all it does is sit on a trailer? CC SOURCES American Racing Equipment 19067 S. 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