Johan's kit was a 71. Do you have photos of the 70 S&M Cuda engine bay? I've seen pictures of the 71 that have flat fabricated inner fenders, but all I've been able to find of the 70 show production inner fenders. Here's a Tim Boyd post from the SA forum, maybe he'll be along to shed some light on the subject.
The main thing I noticed wrong on the Revell kit is the battery is still shown in the stock location under the hood. And I'm not sure that the S&M car had a power brake booster (and I don't remember if the Revell kit only has the power booster. I only glanced at the kit, I didn't buy it because I don't like to take the RPP shipment away from paying customers at our shop, I wait until the regular shipment comes in) . But I think all the meat is there to make this kit spot on with a little omission or modification of parts. It's certainly much better than the Hemi Dart of a few years back. It might be one the best street-to-race conversion Revell has done, probably on par with the Fireball Roberts 57 Ford.
Thanks Brett for posting this.
I got the 'cuda kit Saturday from The Model Cave in Ypsi,Michigan. Based on a quick once-over, it appears to completely and fully duplicate the '70 Sox And Martin 'cuda in the form it was shown in that 2009 issue of Popular Hot Rodding.
As several of you have mentioned, the 1/1 scale '70 S&M was MUCH closer to factory stock than the '71 S&M 'cuda, and that reflects in the differences between the Revell and the JoHan S&M kits. If you use the JoHan kit as the basis for deciding whether the Revell kit is accurate, you will come to the wrong conclusion.
Finally, I noticed that the box art model is incomplete in the engine compartment. It's missing the ignition coil that sits on the passenger fenderwell (and yes, it uses that unexplained hole that was in the stock kit version) and possibly other details. The coil IS in the kit contents. I was also surprised at the extent of the decal work. Looks like the only red you'll have to add to the car will be at the front and rear ends. Plus, as one of you noted above, looks like almost all the stock parts are in the kit as well.
I'll try to post pictures of the kit contents in the near future.
Edited by tim boyd, 23 June 2014 - 12:33 AM.