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Parilla was best known for their high cam motor though they ended

Parilla was best known for their high cam motor though they ended

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Parilla High Cam Racer - Right Side

Parilla High Cam Racer - Engine

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1963 Moto Parilla Wildcat Scrambler 250

While OSSA is probably best known for their trials bikes, one of their prettiest models was the Dick Mann Replica, a flat tracker designed with Dick Mann ...

1962 Parilla Wildcat Scrambler 250

First, pull the bike out of whatever hiding place it has been in for the last several decades and see what you have. Sure it's dirty, but that's ok.

Buying a Norton, Giovanni pulled it apart, measured everything, put it back together, sold it and then started on his project, which was to become the first ...

By 1960 his lightweight Greeves 250CC dirt bikes were dominant in England using a Villers motor. In 1964 Greeves introduced his own ...

c.1954 Parilla 175cc HIGH CAM SPORT ROAD RACING MOTORCYCLE Engine no. 403248

Here's a first year example of the Yamaha Grand Prix, also known as the YR-1. It was the biggest bike in their line up, and Yamaha's first 350cc production ...

Parilla motorcycles by someguynamedmatt, via Flickr

In 1950 a 350cc engine was produced and Parilla was dominating the road racing scene in Germany and, with the aid of German racer Roland Schell, ...

Moto Parilla Wildcat Scrambler - Engine

The Yankee Z500 was the brainchild of John Taylor, the American importer for OSSA and

Victoria Parilla 1958 with Steib Sidecar In Victoria launched a new model equipped with the high-camshaft Parilla engine. This 1958 Victoria Parilla, ...

For several years after that I never saw another for sale in the UK or advertised on the net. To buy a Parilla you ...

Parilla is an Italian motorcycle company formed after World War II. Famous for their “high cam” engines, they made several different model bikes, ...

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For many minibike collectors, the Silver Shadow is as good as it gets. Speedway

Parilla 1959 175cc High-cam -1

Gina is a combination of GIlera and ArgentiNA, as this bike was a partnership between

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Stats (Super Speedster): CC: 200 / Output: 18HP @ 6800 RPM / Carburetion: Dell'Orto 25mm / Gas Tank: 2 1/4 Gallon / Gas Mileage: 80 MPG / Weight: 259 lbs.

Parilla - 125cc Turismo - 1958

So you found a Parilla high-cam now what? More often than not, it will be a project with something wrong with it. There is usually a reason why it was ...

So you found a Parilla high-cam now what? More often than not, it will be a project with something wrong with it. There is usually a reason why it was ...

1964 Parilla Tourist - For comfortable long distance high speed travel, easy starting and idling. 250cc, 4 speed, ohv, special cam, needle bearing lower end ...

The “high-cam” system is clearly visible on the left side of the motor with the short pushrod tubes shooting upwards. No airbox was fitted and the filter ...

Cosmo 1959

Giovanni Parrilla and his sons remained in business but by then they were making go-kart engines, and quite successfully too. Giovanni died in 1968.

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A circa-1957 250cc Competizione single overhead cam production racer.

Motor number: The engine number is located near the top motor mount and should match the frame number. Some don't, but it all depends on the application. A ...

So don't come whingeing if your fat fingers, lack of expertise or any inadvertent mistakes in the text you slavishly follow ends you up with a smouldering ...

Two ...

Parilla specialist PJ Johnson's impeccable “Killa Parilla” 250cc special features an aluminum fairing, gas tank and seat pan hand-formed by Evan Wilcox

OSSA 250 Dick Mann Replica DMR - Engine

James Britton speeds toward a third-place finish in the 200GP at the 2005 Sandia

A rare 125cc 2-stroke Slughi, sold as the Ramjet in the U.S.

Today's Speedster outlook: Finding a Speedster to restore is nearly impossible. Only a handful survived their USA owners. Most, if not all Speedsters are ...

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Parilla 250 Corsa

Brian Slark brought the Barber museum's dustbin-faired 1956 250cc single overhead cam race bike

was established as the main importer of Parilla motorcycles to the United States. They started selling Parillas in 1957 and sold a dozen different models ...

Whack it lightly if it sticks.

Check the motor: The clutch cover says it's a 250. You can check out the differences between engines on our motors page if you are not sure.

1957 parilla 175 sport 1

Our favourites on the day included an early 500 Ducati Pantah, a loverly Laverda Jota, a couple of Ducati Mike Hailwood Replicas including a later ' ...

1962 parilla 25 grand sport 1

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - MV Agusta 750 GT

Parilla 250 at rest. Before restoration.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - MZ 250/2 GP

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Munch4 1200 TTS

Vortex RKF and Vortex RVZ kart engine

Inside look #1: Most of the value in a high-cam is the motor. Time to get a look inside and see if you have hit the jackpot. First unscrew the oil dipstick.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - MZ 250/2 GP

A beautifully restored 250cc Parilla Wildcat. These were sold in the U.S. from 1961-1966.

Doug Jandebeur and the 1960 250cc Grandsport Racer he rode at Daytona in 1961.

Honda CR-01A karting engine

Edit: That is a sleeve valve 2T built by Uniflow.

Custom oil filter housing installed on the CB350 Engine

New replica Ceriani front end installed

Ktt engine being timed.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - MZ 250/2 GP

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - BMW R62

A high-cam Parilla, showing the chain-driven camshaft placed high in the cylinder head.

It strikes me as incredible because the 318 poly has been regarded as useless for, well, since it was made. No hi perf parts support, no good stock parts ...

1958 Parilla motorcycle brochure

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Take a flashlight and shine it up in the 10 o'clock position inside the clutch cover. If you see part of a chain, well you have a chain drive. This motor is ...

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The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Parilla Slughi 125

A 1957, 250cc overhead cam Parilla Sport — very few of these came to the U.S.

Cosmo 1959

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - CZ 350GP

Matthew drove his 1966 Dodge Pheonix the entire way, and sent me these photos to share... so next year, send some love his way so he can pass it along to ...

The BSA C15T it was fitted to must have been Metalic blue at one time? there is just a trace of black paint in the steering stem ...

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Ducati 160 Monza Jnr

Rotax kart engine

IAME Parilla Sudam

This particular bike was built around a 1979 CB750 single overhead cam motor, which as you can see is an awesome spectacle of a machine.

Dog clutch and twin SU version of the engine

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Böhmerland

So that is it, a job well done.

You ask what ever happened to Giovanni Parrilla, well he and his sons switched to a line of go-kart engines, which was very successful.

Excelsior 1937 range page 6.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - A very varied bunch

You ask what ever happened to Giovanni Parrilla, well he and his sons switched to a line of go-kart engines, which was very successful.

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - A Moto Guzzi, Benelli and two Ducatis

First kart ever, built by Art Ingels

Parilla pictures. Interesting engine, OHV with high camshaft ...

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Moto Parilla Carbon SUV motor