Its important that the universal joints are all on the exact same alignment or out in 90 degree angles to each other. They cannot be say 30 deg apart. Mine were spot on so this wasn't the issue.
Upon close inspection it was found that the middle Universal Joint was catching on itself while turning.
In the above picture you can see the 2 back edges are touching and rubbing, this also happens when the steering was turned another 180 deg etc. It turns out the Universal joint had a few ruff cast edges and needed trimmed back/