That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

General engine tech -- Drag Racing to Circle Track

Moderator: Team

Post Reply
mfdcar51
New Member
New Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 3:31 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by mfdcar51 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:15 pm

Godspeed Big Joe

nitro2
Guru
Guru
Posts: 2139
Joined: Tue May 22, 2007 12:38 am
Contact:

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by nitro2 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:25 pm

ssdoug wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:39 pm
Always took time to read what ever Joe put on here . RIP.
X2 RIP Joe
TFX Engine Technology Inc.
High Speed Combustion/Intake/Exhaust Pressure Tuning Equipment
www.tfxengine.com
1-800-479-5571

pcnsd
Pro
Pro
Posts: 432
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:04 am
Location: North County San Diego CA

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by pcnsd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:43 pm

There are posters here at ST that I always look for as a marker of information value. Bigjoe1 is high on that list. Thank you Joe Sherman for the time spent tutoring.
- Paul

cab0154
Pro
Pro
Posts: 206
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:09 am
Location: North Texas

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by cab0154 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:44 pm

FC-Pilot wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:52 pm
I will miss his honesty and straight forward nature. He shared a lot of his knowledge whether you agreed or not. I liked that. Prayers for the family left behind.

Paul
Agreed. Men like that are not dime a dozen. A big Thanks to you Joe! You are missed.
"Anyone who thinks the low RPM engine will be faster just does not have as much experience as the rest of us" -The late, great Joe Sherman.

Big Speed
Pro
Pro
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:14 pm
Location: Paterson N.J.
Contact:

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by Big Speed » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:00 pm

No 1 Engine masters No 1.RIP Master of Engines Joe Sherman
Ceralli Competition Engines & Checkered Flag Machine
Racing engines , CNC head porting and induction development
http://www.checkeredflagmachine.net/

91stang
Pro
Pro
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:38 am

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by 91stang » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:34 am

RIP BIG JOE.
1991 mustang 3040 with driver all motor all the time 9.70 @ 138.75 1.31 60' street driven mufflers and real tires, mt 275/60/15 radials with a 950hp holley.

bigmike
New Member
New Member
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by bigmike » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:13 am

RIP Big Joe Sherman

enigma57
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1306
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:59 pm
Location: Galt's Gulch

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by enigma57 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 am

Very sad to learn of Joe's passing, Diego. Our most sincere condolences to his family.

G-dspeed,

Harry

Truckedup
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1728
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:41 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by Truckedup » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:52 am

Wish Joe the best on his journey into whatever is next and hope his family finds peace...
Motorcycle land speed racing... wearing animal hides and clinging to vibrating oily machines propelled by fire

alamk1
New Member
New Member
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:48 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by alamk1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:43 am

RIP! I just saw this on another board! So sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends!

I wish I had a tenth of the knowledge that he had!

Keith Morganstein
Guru
Guru
Posts: 5308
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:19 am
Location: MA

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 am

Joe was a good guy who contributed on this forum for a long time. He made horsepower his own way, his methods worked for him. I never met him in person, but he was cool and laid back on the phone.

It's difficult to get a full understanding of a personality from forum posts.

I think some of his posts (as in the intake holds up the carb) were just him being cheeky and entertaining.

I'll miss reading his posts.
Automotive Machining, cylinder head rebuilding, engine building. Old school shop, semi-retired moonlighter. Can't seem to quit #-o

wilson1970
Member
Member
Posts: 82
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 3:29 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by wilson1970 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:09 am

I also got caught up in looking forward on how he would respond to a certain topic. Some of them would make me smile or even laugh. Spoke with him a month ago on the phone, he was interested in a camshaft that I had posted the on the site for sale. What a gentelman to speak with. If he treated everyone like he treated them here, then we have lost another great one. Joe we Thank You!!!

User avatar
BrazilianZ28Camaro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 3848
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by BrazilianZ28Camaro » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:16 am

Keith Morganstein wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 am

I think some of his posts (as in the intake holds up the carb) were just him being cheeky and entertaining.
I think the same way Keith.

Knowing the Joe's expertise, I took that phrase as :

"I tested a lot of different single plane intakes,and they do not differ enough to talk about this one in particular".

I believe his knowledge together with simplicity and the good humor is what did him so special to all gearheads.
'71 Z28
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/vi ... nref=story

ole4
New Member
New Member
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:42 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by ole4 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:34 am

Heartbreaking news. People like him on this forum really made it special. RIP Big Joe. Recently saw him on tv show wheeler dealers. Was nice to put a face to one of my favorite posters on speed talk.

vortecpro
Guru
Guru
Posts: 1126
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:10 pm

Re: That hurt Fellas. We lost a BIG Friend

Post by vortecpro » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:42 am

A very unique and special person! But best of all he was a engine/drag racer guy, he was one of us! RIP
Racing a NA NHRA stocker should be mandatory before any posting.

Post Reply