That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

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Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by cknight » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:15 am

A great loss to the engine building community. Incredible background with common sense and intuitive nature. RIP Chase

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Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by MadBill » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:39 am

BrazilianZ28Camaro wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 pm
I'm very sad to announce our great member and my good Friend Joe Sherman passed away.

His Son Steve Sherman just announced it on Facebook.

I'm pretty sure the engines will be faster in Heaven now. Go with God my friend. :(
Brazillian, since you are SpeedTalk's point of origin for this sad news through Joe's son, could you pass on to the family a link to this thread?
I'm sure they'd like to hear how much he is missed and respected here.
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Post by axegrinder » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:56 am

He was a great guy. I liked his "no bullshit" style.
RIP Big Joe.
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Post by MELWAY » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 am

R.I.P BigJoe

Such a legend of the small block engine and thank you so much for sharing your knowledge you will be truely missed here and in the racing world
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Post by cuisinartvette » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:34 am

this place just wont be the same without him, so much know how is gone
One of the legends of this hobby. Made the 383 a big deal in the 70s...rip joe and prayers to his family.

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Post by Zmechanic » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:12 am

Ah man, no no no.. :cry:

Will be missed sorely. I loved it when he would just pop in a thread and set a problem straight with one or two sentences. Lifetime of knowledge.

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Post by SMITHBERGRACING » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:22 am

God Speed Big Joe

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Post by Krooser » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:09 pm

Loved his take on many subjects...RIP
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Post by Casper393W » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:28 pm

That is so sad....

I have always HIGHLY respected Joe and his knowledge was unbelievable!

His family is in our prayers for their loss?

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Post by piston guy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:22 pm

I knew Joe for over 40 years , raced at the same track (OCIR) as he did for as long as he raced. His "Mean Green" Chevelle embarrassed ALL the other Chevelle racers when it went into the 9's ( back then) Some laughed at his duct taped cardboard "streamling" on the underside of the car UNTIL he ran those ETs . He wasn't "big " ( around 5'8) and didn't stand out in a crowd but when it came to making HP and going fast he was "the BIG guy"!

RIP Big Joe!

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Post by MTENGINES » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm

midnightbluS10 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 am
MTENGINES wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:32 am
Even though his posts were blunt and his dynos were happier than a fat kid with diabetes... i respected his posts, happy or not. He didnt give a shit he slaved his life for the people. And for that I commend him. GODSPEED BIGSLOW1
Got any proof his dyno were wrong? You seem to think that about everyone. I know I've read that exact sentence from you at least twice just in the last week or 2. But I'm betting you got nothing to stand on.
I would rather post that in a different thread, start one and I will respond. I do have respect for the guy. Bigjoe1

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Post by autogear » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:46 pm

I interacted with him very little; but I was always impressed not only by his intuitiveness, and wealth of knowledge; but by how humble he was. He was very confident in his abilities (justifiably so), but its the mark of a great man who can take a step back and ask questions of his students.
This is something I think we could all strive to do better.

Rest In Peace Joe; much love and respect, and thanks for your lifetime of service to our sport.

My sincere condolences to his friends and family; I truly am sorry.

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Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm

MadBill wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:39 am
Brazillian, since you are SpeedTalk's point of origin for this sad news through Joe's son, could you pass on to the family a link to this thread?
I'm sure they'd like to hear how much he is missed and respected here.

I sure can Bill. Will do right now, I'm a Steve Sherman friend on Facebook.

and remember fellas:

"The intake manifold is there just to hold the carburator"

Great Guy.He will be missed.
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Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by needforspeed66gt » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 pm

Big Joe's article on running the pistons backwards to reverse the pin offset in a SBF is the first I remember reading, and one of the only one's that's stuck with me since I was a teen and just trying to learn whatever I could. Very straight and to the point, which rubbed some people wrong on here, but I loved reading anything he had to say.

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Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:44 pm

BrazilianZ28Camaro wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 pm
MadBill wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:39 am
Brazillian, since you are SpeedTalk's point of origin for this sad news through Joe's son, could you pass on to the family a link to this thread?
I'm sure they'd like to hear how much he is missed and respected here.

I sure can Bill. Will do right now, I'm a Steve Sherman friend on Facebook.

and remember fellas:

"The intake manifold is there just to hold the carburator"

Great Guy.He will be missed.

ok I sent to Steve a message now.
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Pump gas N/A SBC 427
3308 lbs-29x10.5 Hoosiers
1.45 60' / 4.12 330' / 6.38@110
https://www.facebook.com/hotcampinas/videos/1613315868736984/?hc_ref=ARSyXftkHhnl_IVpeXunYmIakvvLvnqgM2kBgK_BohRBZV7ePgTmSrC0NHPdalZq_BE&pnref=story

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