I hope some people take the fact that the incoming air is only in contact with the "hot" surface for less than a 10th of a second and use common sense when determining the results.
Hmmm, I guess he really doesn't understand heat transfer. In Dirt'* case he doesn't care much because he has the cooling effect of nitrous spaying into his SC inlet.
The same transfer occurs when using any heat transfer device. Look at a radiator or intercooler. The air is only in contact with their surfaces for less than a 10th of a second. Sure there is more surface area but there is a lot of surface area inside a SC and plenums as well.
He would probably argue that there is no heating effect if you leave your intake tube uninsulated.
The only reason I am blocking off my coolant ports is because it will be deadheaded. I'm not done yet so I could modify the adapter plate by drilling a passage.