Re: Any experience with gen viii/Vortec 8.0 blocks?
Looks like a tall deck Gen 6 to me, conventional type heads, non-siamesed cylinders, etc. It gets cubes from 4.270" bore and a stroker (4.25") crank. Built as a crate engine for LP/CNG. I can't see the advantage over a tall deck Gen 6 with a stroker crank. With the right fab work, ANY engine can run cam and crank sensors and coil near plug, I've seen more than one Gen 6 with that setup.
Organized people are just too lazy to look for their stuff...