I have a near mint Kodak 500 and it really is a nice camera. I've only run a few rolls through it but I did use a flash on the hot shoe. It's nice if you can get it going.
It also has a sync socket on the front.
Anyway, you don't have to modify the sprocket tab on this camera to use 35mm film. You just hold the shutter button down while advancing and then let off when you have wound it far enough. A little touch more on the wind lever will lock the advance and set the shutter to release.