Thankfully it was the distributor. Looking at everything, now I am guessing water came in when I parked. All we have for parking is aluminum roof covers. It looks to me like water came down from openings in the roof, and I likely was parked right where the water came down. There was too much condensation around the engine to guess otherwise.
After installing the car started, and after timing correctly, the engine runs good at idle. However, now there is some lack of power until about 2500 rpm, then it may surge - almost like it is in limp mode. But no codes, and nothing else I can see. A small backfire at 3000 rpm. I am thinking the egr emissions equipment is causing it. I did get a code 29 shortly after starting with the new distributor, but now it has gone away. No codes at all now.