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VIN Tag Information
E53F001001 - E53F001300
E 5 3 F 0 0 1 0 0 1 
| | | | +---------+---> Production Sequence
| | | +---------------> Assembly Plant
| | |                      F = Flint, MI
| +-+-----------------> Model Year
|                         53 = 1953            
+---------------------> Series / Model 
                          2934 / Corvette

Engine Suffix ID Numbers
LAY: All Engines

Block ID Numbers
3701481: 235ci, 150hp, (first design)
3835911: 235ci, 150hp, (second design)

Head ID Numbers
3836066: All Engines

Carburetor ID Numbers
Carter 2066S #3706151: 235ci, 150hp, (first design)
Carter 2066SA #3706989: 235ci, 150hp, (second design)

Distributor ID Numbers
1112314: All Engines

Generator ID Numbers
1102793: All Engines

Below is a picture of an engine stamp from a 1953 Corvette engine:

1953 Corvette Engine Pad