I hooked up the jumper cables backwards let's get that out of the way first thing. The car stayed on for about 4 hours after that. Now when I drive it the voltage meter pegs out with acceleration. I'm trying to determine if I need a battery or an alternator. I also started checking the fuses none seem damaged but I also don't know what I'm looking for as far as which fuse is need to be checked. Also I live in remote Alaska and don't have access to an auto shop but I can mail order the parts I need from a distant City.