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Re: Your mission should you choose to accept it...

If you look where the pinion shaft goes between the two inner drive plates, that hole is not round like the pinion shaft but elongated. When power is applied through the axle, the pinion shaft wedges the two inner drive plates apart and into the driven plates.

When you turn a corner, the outside wheel/axle/driven plate spin faster then the inner one. The inner one still has the pinion pressure forcing the drive plate into the driven plate. But the outer wheel's plates move to where the inner plate's notch is centered on the pinion. When it is centered, it can moved inward allowing the two halves of the outer wheel's locker to ratchet past each other.
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