When I went to start the car the engine was bucking the starter, ran for 2 seconds then died. Tried a few more times and the same thing. When I opened the hood there was not one dry spot anywhere, water beaded everywhere. Even the serpentine belt was soaked. The intake plentum was soaking wet being flat on top. We had 3 days of on and off rain and fog here in Florida and temps in the low 50’s. Today back near 80 and no rain.
Now the car was under the carport and not run for about a week so the car never got wet. I pulled the rubber cover off the distributor and was wet on both sides. I popped the distributor cap off and water droplets on the inside. I wiped everything off and engine did crank better but when it started, it started shaking and died. I went inside and got 2 window box fans and laid them on top of the engine running full blast for about an hour, and then it started and ran fine. Shut the hood and let it idle for about 20 minutes as the heat of the engine would dry it out faster. Took it for a 45 minute ride and no problems.
The carport base is cement and a metal roof. What I noticed was, everyplace else was dry under the carport except where the car was parked, just a lot of moisture bumper to bumper. When I opened the hood it looked like it was hit with a garden hose and it was not a prank as I have a secondary hood lock on it. What in the world would cause this severe moisture build up ? Never seen anything like this in 45 years of driving.