universal headshells/SME tonearm compatability

I'm thinking of obtaining a vintage, restored Thorens turntable with a Shure/SME toearm of the 1970's. The model I believe is series II with detatchable headshell. I want to be able to utilize my many older[but with unused styli] high compliance Shure and other cartridges already mounted in the type of headshell found on the Technics 1200. "Universal Headshell" Any problems with this?